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Old 03-05-2008, 06:44 PM   #1
ma1069
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Gnome - Change icon text position on desktop


Hello!
I would like to change the position of the text in the desktop icons, so that it will be right the icons instead at the bottom...
Is this a possible thing?
I've asked it because I've seen a screenshot with the icons placed in that way, and for a chaotic person like me that always has a lot of icons on the background it could be a nice thing

Thank you
 
Old 03-05-2008, 07:39 PM   #2
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System > Prefs > Look & Feel > Appearance > Interface for menu bar icons, for desktop items Edit > Preferences > View from nautilus. Or you can use Gconf-editor to control even more features (Applications > System Tools > Configuration Editor - you may have to install it first, though).

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Old 03-06-2008, 05:01 AM   #3
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Thank you for the tips, but this will just change how icons are shown in nautilus, not the desktop icons I've tried it, and nothing changed even after reboot
Thanks anyway, I will follow your suggestion and start searching inside gconf-editor
 
Old 03-06-2008, 05:25 AM   #4
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I seem to have misunderstood your original question, which led me to suggest gconf-editor. It's a good thing knowing your way around it but in this case, I doubt it will be of much use.
You may want to look into gtkrc files first. If you search the hidden files in your home directory, you should find a gtkrc-1.2 file. What you really need is a custom gtkrc2 file.
Unfortunately, this aspect is poorly documented so it may take quite a bit of research to achieve what you want. Here is a link to get you started:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=89197
 
  


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