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Old 07-28-2005, 01:42 PM   #1
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How do I make "Trash" appear on KDE desktop?


How do I make "Trash" appear on KDE desktop? Also other system icons (not link) like home directory and etc?

Thanks.
 
Old 07-28-2005, 05:18 PM   #2
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Right-click the desktop and select "Create New->Link to Location (URL)..." and put in "trash:/" for the location. To add a shortcut to $HOME or /etc, do the same thing, but put the path to that directory in for the location.
 
Old 07-28-2005, 08:39 PM   #3
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Create a text file put this in it save to it to the desktop with the name Trash.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Link
URL=trash:/
Encoding=UTF-8
Icon=trashcan_full
EmptyIcon=trashcan_empty
Name=Trash

Let me know if that worked
 
Old 07-29-2005, 01:46 AM   #4
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Originally posted by Boow
Create a text file put this in it save to it to the desktop with the name Trash.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Link
URL=trash:/
Encoding=UTF-8
Icon=trashcan_full
EmptyIcon=trashcan_empty
Name=Trash

Let me know if that worked
Yeah it worked perfect.

I have also made some other icons this way, however, is there a database of icon that i can point to?
 
Old 08-10-2005, 03:14 PM   #5
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It created the file but it doesn't appear on the Desktop?
 
Old 08-10-2005, 06:14 PM   #6
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Left click on the link on the desktop. You will get a drop-down menu. Click on Properties. You will get a dialogue box. At the top, there will be a blank box (button?) and a text box with the name of the link.

Left click on the box (button) on the left, and you will get into the system default icon directory. You should have the option to browse for other icons in other locations.

To find other icons, open a term window and issue the command: 'locate icon | less', without quotes. That will get you a listing of all directories with the expression 'icon' in the name. Write the name of the directory from which you want to choose an icon (with full path) into the browse text box from the Properties dialogue, then choose the icon from your chosen location. Finish the process with whatever buttons are provided to you, and you will have a new icon on the desktop.
 
  


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