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stf92 11-28-2010 11:42 PM

Xfce4: getting rid of the desktop icons.
 
Hi:
I want to get rid of all and every one icon in the desktop. The desktop environment is Xfce4. Is there an easy way of doing it? Thanks for reading.

Note: Xfce4.org has only mailing lists. No fora.

stf92 11-29-2010 12:50 AM

The solution: the great 'Similar threads' link gave me the idea. I clicked at one of the desktop icons and a pop-up menu with many options popped up. From here, it is not difficult to see what to do.

Note: sorry if this is a superfluous post, but LQ has thousands of members and many must be new to GUIs, as is my case. And from among them, many must feel annoyed by color excess and multitude of pictures. Not to speak about moving drawings, faces or whatever their name is.

RockDoctor 11-29-2010 07:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stf92 (Post 4174257)
Note: sorry if this is a superfluous post, but LQ has thousands of members and many must be new to GUIs, as is my case.

New to GUIs? You mean you've only used the CLI in Linux and OSs like MSDOS? ;)

stf92 11-29-2010 05:44 PM

That's what I mean, up to a certain degree. I had always been a DOS programmer, and felt contempt for the MS GUI. Then slackware 2.2.16 came to my hands in a form bootable from DOS. But I wanted the BIOS to directly boot linux. And I achieved this goal. Finally one day, I discovered, within the software I had downloaded, something called Gnome. And I used it to read PDFs and the like.

I still have DOS 5.00 in one partition together with the user's manual, which certainly is a book. He won't object to anything I'll wish to do to the machine.


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