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Old 08-18-2008, 09:35 PM   #1
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How Can I Cleanup My Desktop Automatically ?


I got ubuntu 8.04. How can I automatically cleanup my desktop? For example, when there's a bunch of files and folders on the desktop and you remove 3 or 4 folders, a space remains where those folders were. You then right-click 'clean up by name' on the desktop to cover up that space with the rest of the files and folders on the desktop. How can I do this automatically without having to right click 'clean up by name'?
 
Old 08-19-2008, 07:07 PM   #2
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AFAICT Ubuntu 8.04 doesn't come with an option to do this.
 
Old 08-19-2008, 07:12 PM   #3
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wow, I thought I was lazy.
 
Old 08-19-2008, 08:51 PM   #4
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AFAICT Ubuntu 8.04 doesn't come with an option to do this.
That's weird!
 
Old 08-19-2008, 09:07 PM   #5
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That's weird!
I agree. But Ubuntu depends on GNOME for features like that.

Still, it's weird that GNOME doesn't have that feature.

Perhaps the new GNOME version does?
 
Old 08-20-2008, 11:19 AM   #6
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I agree. But Ubuntu depends on GNOME for features like that.

Still, it's weird that GNOME doesn't have that feature.

Perhaps the new GNOME version does?
what is the new version of gnome?

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Old 08-20-2008, 06:52 PM   #7
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what is the new version of gnome?
I dunno, make go to gnome.org and see? Ubuntu 8.04 uses GNOME 2.22.3.
 
Old 08-21-2008, 01:05 AM   #8
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I dunno, make go to gnome.org and see? Ubuntu 8.04 uses GNOME 2.22.3.
win32sux, thanks a million my man! one question i got for you is, what do you call that app that resembles the mac-like graphical thingy at the bottom of the screen where you can switch between different apps indicated by icons? I ant to get that installed in my ubuntu 8.04 but i don't know what to call it and how to install it either.

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win32sux, thanks a million my man! one question i got for you is, what do you call that app that resembles the mac-like graphical thingy at the bottom of the screen where you can switch between different apps indicated by icons? I ant to get that installed in my ubuntu 8.04 but i don't know what to call it and how to install it either.
I did a search for system tray in Synaptic (since that is the closest I have come to understanding what you mean) and one of the results was alltray. Check it out and see if it's what you are looking for. If you need more help finding the app you need please start a new thread instead, since it's kinda off-topic for this one.

BTW, not sure why I typed "make go to", of course I meant "maybe go to".
 
Old 08-21-2008, 02:12 AM   #10
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I have this feature - sort by name in the right-click menu. Gnome 2.22
And the other question: where you looking for something like this?
https://launchpad.net/awn
which can be used to do things like this:
http://maketecheasier.com/turn-your-...rd/2008/07/23/
 
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I have this feature - sort by name in the right-click menu. Gnome 2.22
So do we. The thing is there's no way to have it done automatically.
 
Old 08-21-2008, 02:38 AM   #12
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Ahh - I missed out on that part. What was wanted was automatic re-arranging. Sorry!
I read it - but did not get it...
 
Old 08-21-2008, 08:11 AM   #13
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I have this feature - sort by name in the right-click menu. Gnome 2.22
And the other question: where you looking for something like this?
https://launchpad.net/awn
which can be used to do things like this:
http://maketecheasier.com/turn-your-...rd/2008/07/23/
jomen, that's it! The only problem I see with that is I can't then use my own folder isons. Now that's a bitch! But thanks to you and to win32sux for the added info! Is there any way to use this mac-like app without omitting my folder icon theme?
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:36 AM   #14
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I haven't done it - so I don't know - but they install a theme somewhere - if you use the one you like instead...

[edit]
the site I had originally in mind:
http://xubuntublog.wordpress.com/200...fce-44-part-2/
the easy version using no special setup - should use standard icons (...don't know)
http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2008/0...or-awn-in.html

Last edited by jomen; 08-21-2008 at 08:47 AM.
 
Old 08-21-2008, 01:03 PM   #15
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I haven't done it - so I don't know - but they install a theme somewhere - if you use the one you like instead...

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the site I had originally in mind:
http://xubuntublog.wordpress.com/200...fce-44-part-2/
the easy version using no special setup - should use standard icons (...don't know)
http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2008/0...or-awn-in.html
Understood bro. Getting bak to the original topic on this thread, you wouldn't happen to know how to autmocatically align desktop icons when one moves/deletes a file or folder from it, would you?

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