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Old 09-14-2006, 09:07 AM   #1
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Removing icons from the desktop


The panel works well, and I like the look of a clean desktop.

How can all icons be removed from the desktop?
 
Old 09-14-2006, 02:45 PM   #2
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to remove the icons go to a terminal, then go to your home directory. Under your directory you Will see Desktop. This is where you will see your icons.
 
Old 09-14-2006, 05:37 PM   #3
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to remove the icons go to a terminal, then go to your home directory. Under your directory you Will see Desktop. This is where you will see your icons.
That's what seems strange. From the command line in my home directory, that is, /home/myname/Desktop, ls -l gives me "total 0."

In the file manager, going to /home/myname/Desktop shows me only a .directory file.

Yet, on my desktop I still have three icons. File System, Home, and Trash, and none of these can be deleted in the GUI.
 
Old 09-14-2006, 05:51 PM   #4
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That's what seems strange. From the command line in my home directory, that is, /home/myname/Desktop, ls -l gives me "total 0."

In the file manager, going to /home/myname/Desktop shows me only a .directory file.

Yet, on my desktop I still have three icons. File System, Home, and Trash, and none of these can be deleted in the GUI.

use midnight commander and see if that helps. if you don't have it installed use netpkg to install it. I believe it is mc.
 
Old 09-14-2006, 10:39 PM   #5
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use midnight commander and see if that helps..
Yes, thanks, it was mc in the repositories. Still no luck, though. MC lists the same .directory file shown in thunar, and that's all it shows.
 
Old 09-23-2006, 01:15 AM   #6
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If you wish you can remove icons from desktop completely - choose settings -> desktop setting, on second tab you can disable icons on desktop. If you want to have icons on desktop but not default ones (as I understand) it's currently impossible.
I tried to paste link to xfce-dev mailing list but linuxquestions said I'm not allowed . So if you want read why you have to look for this thread yourself
 
Old 09-23-2006, 12:50 PM   #7
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Great first post

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If you wish you can remove icons from desktop completely ..
Aha! I knew there must be a way.

Very nice, vonski. Much appreciated.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 11:41 AM   #8
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using "System Tools" --> "Configuration Editor" goto

/apps/nautilus/desktop/

you can then get rid of just the system icons
 
Old 03-06-2007, 04:26 PM   #9
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not on ZW no nautilus
 
Old 03-13-2007, 03:55 PM   #10
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I think it is in a hidden folder. Look in the .cache or .config directory, you will see entries for this desktop files. Sorry not to give more details, I am not running ZenWalk right now.
 
Old 03-13-2007, 06:43 PM   #11
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those 3 icons (trash, home, filesystem) can't be deleted from desktop, they come from xfce itself.

The only way to "hide" it is to hide ALL icons on desktop in xfce options.
 
Old 04-01-2007, 08:25 PM   #12
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Settings > Desktop Settings, select the Behaviour tab. Halfway down there is a menu box, just select 'None'.
 
Old 05-04-2007, 06:30 AM   #13
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To remove filesystem, home and trash icons from your xfce4 desktop, edit (or create) the file
~/.config/xfce4/desktop/xfdesktoprc like this:

[file-icons]
show-filesystem=false
show-home=false
show-trash=false

Now restart xfdesktop and enjoy the new settings

Source: can't post it because it's my first post here
 
Old 05-04-2007, 06:31 AM   #14
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http://www.mail-archive.com/thunar-d.../msg03260.html
 
Old 07-30-2009, 01:52 PM   #15
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Remove the icons from thunar

Does anybody know how to remove those same icons from the side pane on Thunar? I don't want filesystems to be there..
 
  


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