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Old 01-08-2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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Unable to change a LXDE desktop settings on Debian Wheezy

I made the mistake of checking the "Show menus provided by window managers when the desktop is clicked" option in the Desktop Settings of LXDE, and now I can't unset it. It's important to note that "Desktop Settings" isn't in the menu.

Where is the config file that contains this setting so I can change it again?

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Old 01-08-2013, 03:42 PM   #2
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Check in ~/.config/pcmanfm/LXDE/pcmanfm.conf

Look under [desktop]

There should be a line "show_mw_menu=1"

Set that to 0.
Old 01-08-2013, 03:50 PM   #3
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I didn't think to look in the pcmanfm config. It worked, thanks for the help.
Old 02-05-2014, 12:16 PM   #4
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sorry: where does this ~/.config/pcmanfm/LXDE/pcmanfm.conf live exactly?
(debian wheezy ppc on imac g4 1.25)

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Old 05-13-2014, 05:50 AM   #5
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The "~/" means your home directory.

".config/" is a hidden directory. To see it choose "Show hidden files" in the View menu. Alternatively use a command line in a terminal and type "ls -al" in your home directory.

On my system the "pcmanfm/" doesn't exist. I suspect it's dependent on the desktop you're using and I am using MATE. Maybe you don't have it either?

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