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Old 06-14-2004, 05:17 AM   #1
Lechium
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Sevaral GNOME questions...


Hi!
There are few things that bug the hell out of me in GNOME -- it wount allow me to remove certain object off desktop -- Trash, link to HDD, link to my home directory... that is prety annoying -- I like my desktop to be clean and empty... i do not see Trans and others when I do go desktop folder form console... is there any way to get rid of these icons?

thank you!
 
Old 06-14-2004, 06:02 AM   #2
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Go to the Main Menu> Applications> System Tools and open the Configuration Editor (it would help if you'd said what distro you're using as it's on a different menu on Mandrake and Fedora). Click apps> nautilus> desktop then in the right hand window uncheck the boxes next to the variables computer_icon_visible , trash_icon_visible , home_icon_visible
 
Old 06-14-2004, 06:04 AM   #3
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The only way I ever got them away is by letting gnome-velocity handle the desktop. Gnome-velocity is a file-manager, and there is somewhere in gnome-velocity an option to let it handle the desktop. However, it caused some strange instability somehow, so I let gnome handle the desktop again. You can try it, but be warned!
 
Old 06-14-2004, 06:07 AM   #4
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hey, that's much better! (sorry, read Andrew's reply after writing my own reply)

Argh, keys! One of the many things I dislike in windows . But thanks from me too, I always wanted to know this.

Corien

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Old 07-15-2004, 04:44 AM   #5
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I have a related question

Except mine question is the opposite.

I am running RH9 and did something a while ago in Gnome to remove ALL desktop icons! It was an option I found somewhere that said whether or not to use Nautilus for the desktop and for some reason or another I thought it would help speed up my system some! (Come to find out I needed to throw together a much bigger swap file, but that's another story )

When I selected to not us Nautilus, I also lost the ability to right-click and pull up any menu, and I haven't been able to find anything under Preferences or System Settings that relates to using Nautilus as the desktop! I tried the apps> nautilus> desktop you suggested but unfortunately I do not have the deskop option!

I have no problem being restated to the default setup, and I see somebody optioned to delete the .gnome directory but I'm a little hesitant about going that drastic of a route (I'm still very much a newbie).

Any suggestions would be very welcomed. If there are no "simple means" then I guess it's time to roll up my sleeves and take the plunge on something a little more drastic! (at least it will be a learning experience)

~Lu
 
Old 07-15-2004, 05:36 AM   #6
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http://gnomesupport.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2437 Is that what you're talking about? The option I described above was only introduced in Gnome 2.4
 
Old 07-15-2004, 12:15 PM   #7
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Yes, I believe that was the topic I found a little while after posting the one here. I managed to get it fixed by around 5am.

It was under /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop .

One of the confusing aspects is something I don't know if anybody else has happening, but when I'm connected to the internet (via dial-up), Nautilus doesn't want to open any windows! Sometimes gedit also does not want to open up. Once I get offline, then my computer goes crazy opening up all of my requests at once!

And since I was trying to get Nautilus to work for my desktop, naturally it wasn't going to work until I got offline as well. When I logged off, all of a sudden a "slew" of icons appeared on my desktop! Then it was a simple matter to change the settings from showing my home directory, which cleaned it up nicely.

Thanks again!

~Lu
 
  


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