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Old 01-18-2016, 07:16 AM   #1
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Question help me delete an icon on my desktop ubuntu mate


I made an icon on my desktop. i was trying to make an icon I could click that would take me to software place. the place to view software on my pc.

Anyway the icon don't work and i can't delete it?

how do i get rid of it?

aslo I would like to get both my monitors to work in debian if anyone would like to help here is the post..

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-a-4175563992/
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Old 01-18-2016, 07:59 AM   #2
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would be nice to see those "more details". Probably it is a simple permission related issue.
How did you create it exactly?
 
Old 01-18-2016, 08:45 AM   #3
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would be nice to see those "more details". Probably it is a simple permission related issue.
How did you create it exactly?
ok thanks here is the other details( look in the screen shot)...

also if you could help or anyone looking at this can help I need to get both my monitors to work in debian, I know this is a long post and hard to follow but if you have time try to help, thanks the link is below...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-a-4175563992/
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Old 01-18-2016, 08:49 AM   #4
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Double posting again, reported...
 
Old 01-18-2016, 08:50 AM   #5
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looks like that icon does not point to anything. You may try to open a shell, cd into ~/Desktop and execute an ls -l.
you will see that icon file and probably you will be able to remove it by simply rm <filename>
 
Old 01-18-2016, 08:55 AM   #6
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I made an icon on my desktop. i was trying to make an icon I could click that would take me to software place. the place to view software on my pc.

Anyway the icon don't work and i can't delete it?

how do i get rid of it?

aslo I would like to get both my monitors to work in debian if anyone would like to help here is the post..

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-a-4175563992/
isn't desktop icons / folder kept in a hidden folder on Home Dir? or in .config somewhere? I don't use them personally, I try to stay away from Windows like stuff as much as possiable.
 
Old 01-18-2016, 09:05 AM   #7
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isn't desktop icons / folder kept in a hidden folder on Home Dir? or in .config somewhere? I don't use them personally, I try to stay away from Windows like stuff as much as possiable.
I have no idea where desktop icons are stored. all I know is when i try to delete the one in question mentioned above, I get an error and the icon doesn't go away! Thank you very much!!
 
Old 01-18-2016, 09:12 AM   #8
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I have no idea where desktop icons are stored. all I know is when i try to delete the one in question mentioned above, I get an error and the icon doesn't go away! Thank you very much!!
take a breath and calm down I know that feeling, do you know how to open up a filemanager then select show hidden files? try doing that frist, then look through your home directory for the dot file/ directories .config or .Desktop for example then look inside of them looking for anything that might lead you to it and see if you can find that nasty desktop icon short cut file stashed somewhere in a hidden dierctoy so you can delete it. if right click on the icon doesn't give you a delete me option.

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Old 01-18-2016, 09:17 AM   #9
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also if you could help or anyone looking at this can help I need to get both my monitors to work in debian, I know this is a long post and hard to follow but if you have time try to help, thanks the link is below...
it is better to post more then one question in seperate post one question per post that is... it helps save a bit of confusion ... FYI
 
Old 01-18-2016, 09:23 AM   #10
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take a breath and calm down I know that feeling, do you know how to open up a filemanager then select show hidden files? try doing that frist, then look through your home directory for the dot file/ directories .config or .Desktop for example then look inside of them looking for anything that might lead you to it and see if you can find that nasty desktop icon short cut file stashed somewhere in a hidden dierctoy so you can delete it. if right click on the icon doesn't give you a delete me option.
Thanks uhm I am trying to do what you say , i think, uhm i took a screen shot of it..
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Old 01-18-2016, 09:50 AM   #11
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It's a permissions problem. Try

Code:
sudo rm /home/pawn57/Desktop/software.desktop.3A3XAY
This may leave a small associated file (a few hundred bytes) somewhere.
But this won't matter.
 
Old 01-18-2016, 09:57 AM   #12
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It's a permissions problem. Try

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sudo rm /home/pawn57/Desktop/software.desktop.3A3XAY
This may leave a small associated file (a few hundred bytes) somewhere.
But this won't matter.


thanks I like what you say it try and this is the screenshot...
Thanks soo much for helping you ar great.
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:22 AM   #13
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thanks I like what you say it try and this is the screenshot...
Thanks soo much for helping you ar great.
I will reboot and see if it goes away!!
 
Old 01-18-2016, 10:29 AM   #14
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cool beens!!!!!!!!!!!

I dont know why i had to rebot, but it is gone!!!!!!!
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:31 AM   #15
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cool beens!!!!!!!!!!!

I dont know why i had to rebot, but it is gone!!!!!!!
logged out , logged back in might have worked -- it takes apps out of memory and reloads files and stuff needed to be updated in that manner.
 
  


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