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Old 07-06-2011, 10:07 AM   #1
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Removing icons from desktop3 in fc15


Hey,

Thanks to everyone for helping me get a trash icon on the dashboard to make it easy to remove icons from it.

Now the challenge is to find the same for the whole desktop. I've been going into /usr/share/applications to manually delete the *.desktop files to get rid of these icons.

There must be an easier way.

Any help is appreciated.

-mz-
 
Old 07-07-2011, 08:35 PM   #2
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you might want to start with the fedoraforum guide for gnome3
"Gnome3 Tweaks & Solutions "
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=263006
and the official fedora documentation
Chap. 2 "2. Changes in Fedora for Desktop Users"
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...top_Users.html

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I've been going into /usr/share/applications to manually delete the *.desktop files
??? why ???

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Old 07-08-2011, 05:59 AM   #3
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I've been going into /usr/share/applications to manually delete the *.desktop files
??? why ???


Because I can't find a tool that works! That's why I asked the question. ;0)
 
Old 07-08-2011, 06:30 AM   #4
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you should browse through my signature link Gnome 3Tweaks
or else install Gnoem-tweak-tool and see this
 
Old 07-08-2011, 01:58 PM   #5
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the third post on the first link i posted
to quote part of to
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Icons On Your Desktop: Hey, I like clutter and want to see my "computer", "trash can" "home" and other icons right there on my desktop! Okay, with the gnome-tweak-tool, click on File Manager and turn on "have file manager handle the desktop". Now the usual icons are back, plus anything you want to add to Desktop will be in plain view!
from the Gnome web site
"cheat sheet guide"
http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/Che...On_the_desktop


removing the applications/??????.desktop file removes the launcher for every one -- including root.

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Old 07-09-2011, 07:34 AM   #6
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Hey John VV,

Thanks for your help...

I am aware that removing the ???.desktop files is a dangerous way to remove desktop icons. I am the only user and I'm limiting the removals to applications that I don't use. Anyway, I could always use config-editor to reload them. For some reason I can't use the editor to remove some system generated desktop icons.
 
  


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