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Old 01-16-2006, 09:37 AM   #1
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XFCE desktop Icons


I swithched from kde to XfCE seeing as it runs alot more smoothly but the question is can you have desktop icons? like kde since I want to mount cd, and open in filemanager how would I go on doing that or just adding icons to the desktop i am running Xfce 4.2.2?

also I am having trouble with my dvd, mounting when i try it gives me invalid format

this is my cdrom fstab

/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,ro,users,umask=0000 0 0

Thanks alot,
 
Old 01-16-2006, 10:35 AM   #2
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Xfce doesn't have any ability to have desktop icons. Some people have had success with idesk for adding the icon functionality, I think there may also be a similar thing you can get from the Enlightenment project.

With regards to your section query: if you have two or more drives, you should be aware of what is linking where. /dev/cdrom is a symlink to somewhere else (/dev/hdX) but not necessarily to your dvd drive.

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Old 01-16-2006, 02:20 PM   #3
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I use adesklets + yab desklet with fluxbox, and I believe you can use both with xfce as well, although I have never tried it. Adesklets is like gdesklets but does not require gnome or kde. Adesklets and yab are really easy to use and you can configure the yab launchbar in a variety of ways.

http://adesklets.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 01-16-2006, 03:09 PM   #4
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ROX can do that for you. It allows you to mount/unmount devices and launch applications from the desktop.

rox --pinboard=default

Besides it's a better file manager than xffm or whatever it's called. Actually, it's the best file manager that I've ever tried: really fast, lightweight and easy to use.

(I cannot post an url because I'm a newbie here, but its rox dot sourceforge dot org)

PS. Don't be afraid about the default icon theme, it can be changed
 
Old 01-16-2006, 03:19 PM   #5
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the only problem with using rox desktop with xfce is that when doing so, you will lose your xfce root menu (the menu that appears when you right click on the desktop). Some folks may not care, though, as you can obviously create launchers etc. instead of using the menu. Still, others like the menu so I thought I would mention it.
 
Old 01-16-2006, 07:10 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jackson1995
the only problem with using rox desktop with xfce is that when doing so, you will lose your xfce root menu (the menu that appears when you right click on the desktop). Some folks may not care, though, as you can obviously create launchers etc. instead of using the menu. Still, others like the menu so I thought I would mention it.
No, it's not a problem: it has an option to "pass all backdrop mouse clicks to window manager" in the compatibility section, options window.
 
Old 01-16-2006, 08:27 PM   #7
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Easiest way to get desktop icons in xfce is with Idesk. It only does what you tell it (and nothing more), has zero impact on your menus, file manager, user environment, and is extremely simple to configure. The next best would be to use adesklets. It is also not intrusive but will draw a little more system resources (if that is a concern).
 
Old 01-17-2006, 06:04 PM   #8
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Cheers for all your replys

I check them out
 
Old 02-26-2006, 03:35 PM   #9
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Whoa this thing is way cool! Just playing around for a couple of minutes could change your life!
 
  


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