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I have no idea why this is happening, so I hope someone can help me...
Whenever I try to rename a link on my desktop, I have to do it twice. The first time I try to rename the link, nothing changes. Then the second time I try to rename it, the name changes to what I tried in my first attempt to rename it. For example:
I have a link which we'll call: "My Link."
I right-click, select rename, then type: "Whatever."
Nothing happens... the link remains: "My Link."
So, I try it again. This time I rename it to: "What a piece of crap."
And it changes the name to "Whatever."
Then if I rename it again, the link becomes: "What a piece of crap."
And so on....
As I've determined, the renaming process is always one name behind... In other words, it's not updating properly. Again, I'll say that I have no idea what is wrong... I haven't modified any major files, changed any icon settings or anything serious.
I'm running Mandrake 9.1 duel-booted with Windows XP.
my installation behaves in the same weird way. Oddly, if I right click the icon, select properties, and rename there, it behaves fine.
When I select to Rename after right-clicking, what happens is that the name of the file in ~/Desktop gets changed but its contents do not. The 'link' is just a text file (and not a real link). So it seems what it does is:
1. change the 'name' in the 'link' to the name of the file in ~/Desktop
2. change the name of the file
where this should be the other way around. I'm pretty sure this is a bug.
Not sure if you would have any of the same icons... most of them I linked myself. All of the system ones, like the Trash and any mounted drives won't let me rename them, other than that the links were created by me.
Anything that I rename, a link for Opera, a link to my Home directory ('/'), a link to KPPP, a link to Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, etc. All of them have the problem.
That way works, but if there's a fix I'd prefer that. Sometimes I have to become a super user to rename some of the links, plus it's an inconvenience... It would go a lot quicker and smother to just right-click and rename, you know?