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Old 02-27-2005, 08:48 PM   #1
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Separate Desktop Icons for KDE and Gnome?


Can this be done? I want to have very specific icons on each desktop, and I don't want to have to create a whole different account to do it.
 
Old 02-28-2005, 04:02 PM   #2
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" Separate Desktop Icons for KDE and Gnome? Can this be done? I want to have very specific icons on each desktop, and I don't want to have to create a whole different account to do it."

Gnome and KDE used to have completely different desktops and I ran the way that you want to do it. I had completely different desktop layouts for Gnome and KDE. The descktop icons were different and I ran different programs from the two desktops.

A year or so ago Gnome and KDE began to combine some of their features into a common desktop. Now the desktops and the icons placed on the desktops are the same for both GUIs. As a result I quit using Gnome as there was no longer any advantage to having both GUIs. At the time that the desktops were combined I looked for a quick and easy way to separate the two desktops again and could not find it. If anyone knows of an easy way to separate them then I also am interested in learning how to do it.

"I don't want to have to create a whole different account to do it."

For a while I had a separate user account for development work. The theory was that this would limit the damage that a buggy program could do to my system. In practice I found multiple user accounts to be a big hassle for no benefit. So I combined the two user accounts back into one.


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Old 02-28-2005, 06:56 PM   #3
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I have figured out how to do it.

1. Go to the Control Center in KDE
2. Enter the System Administration category
3. Enter the Paths subcategory.
4. Enter a different path for the desktop. You may be asked to move the existing files to the new location.
5. Now head over to GNOME and you will be able to choose different icons.

I'm still having a bit of difficulty with another problem however, and I cannot figure out this one. When booting to KDE after using GNOME, all files open with whatever they open with in GNOME until I go to the file types section of the control center, and just hit ok without changing anything. Then the problem goes away, until I boot to GNOME again. It's really not too bad, because it's easy to fix, but it would still be nice if I could somehow get rid of the problem perminently.
 
  


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