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Old 09-22-2006, 04:26 PM   #1
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how can I delete an icon on the desktop?


I cannot delete any icon on the desktop
I tried to "move to trash" and cut and paste
neither of them work. why?
 
Old 09-22-2006, 05:47 PM   #2
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Which gui?

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Old 09-22-2006, 06:03 PM   #3
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gnome 2.14
 
Old 09-22-2006, 07:56 PM   #4
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try deleting from the terminal and see if that works out.
cd ~/Desktop
ls -la
and delete the icons you see there.
 
Old 09-23-2006, 01:05 AM   #5
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there are 3 files under ~/.Desktop

redhat-web.desktop -> /usr/share/desktop-menu-patches/redhat-web.desktop

gnome-terminal.desktop

.directory

I could not find the icon name I wanted to delete
 
Old 09-23-2006, 05:29 AM   #6
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you have .Desktop not Desktop ie a full stop in front, did you have that when you did cd?

And do you mean desktop our one of the panels
 
Old 09-23-2006, 09:56 AM   #7
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I don't use gnome much so not familiar with it.

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Old 09-24-2006, 03:41 AM   #8
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it was a typing mistake. There is any full stop in front of Desktop, sorry about that.

Finally I deleted the whole Desktop folder and restore.
Linux is weird, I don't want to waste my time to deal with a little icon
 
Old 09-24-2006, 06:10 AM   #9
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If the icon was on the top or bottom panels you can just right click over the top of it and remove.
 
  


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