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Old 06-27-2011, 03:16 PM   #1
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Question How can I get files and folders on CrunchBang 10 Xfce desktop?


Hi.

How can I get files and folders on CrunchBang 10 Xfce desktop like so:
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs46/f/20...y_awhite92.png

I presume I'd have to first create a directory titled 'Desktop' as there is none by default. What other steps?

Thanks.
 
Old 06-27-2011, 08:45 PM   #2
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I ran #! with openbox and Debian squeeze + xfce for a while, so I think I can be of service.

First of all, right-clicking on the desktop area doesn't give any options for adding a launcher? I remember that being the case, have you tried it?
 
Old 06-28-2011, 02:39 AM   #3
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I ran #! with openbox and Debian squeeze + xfce for a while, so I think I can be of service.

First of all, right-clicking on the desktop area doesn't give any options for adding a launcher? I remember that being the case, have you tried it?
Hi eveningsky339. Right clicking the desktop area only gives me the menu options, no options to create a new file/folder.
 
Old 06-29-2011, 08:30 PM   #4
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I think I remember running into this once. I had the options when I had a Home and Trash folder, but then I deleted them, and was presented with a different right-click menu.

When you say just menu options, do you mean just like the menu you see when you click the launcher on the panel? Or something else?

I would go ahead and create a Desktop directory in /home, then you just need generic .desktop files, I think they all follow the same freedesktop.org standards.

http://linuxcritic.wordpress.com/201...-desktop-file/
 
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I think I remember running into this once. I had the options when I had a Home and Trash folder, but then I deleted them, and was presented with a different right-click menu.

When you say just menu options, do you mean just like the menu you see when you click the launcher on the panel? Or something else?

I would go ahead and create a Desktop directory in /home, then you just need generic .desktop files, I think they all follow the same freedesktop.org standards.

http://linuxcritic.wordpress.com/201...-desktop-file/
Hey eveningsky339.

Yes, I mean the rc menu is like the launcher menu. I may just settle with Debian instead. It seems like a waste not to be able to use the desktop in CB.
 
  


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