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Old 10-29-2017, 12:05 PM   #1
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Hi my name is Dennis aka Deecatti .My desktop is a mess, how do I organise my icons so that I can have a neat desktop


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Hi my name is Dennis aka Deecatti .My desktop is a mess, how do I organise my icons so that I may have a neat desktop. Newbie
 
Old 10-29-2017, 12:15 PM   #2
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Hey, Dennis - Welcome to LQ.

You can reorganize your desktop icons by dragging them around to your liking. Depending on what your icons actually represent (application shortcuts, documents ..), you may want to create some sub-directories in your home directory and move them appropriately. They won't be deleted, but they will no longer appear on your "desktop". Remember, your desktop is simply a special directory in your home directory called (most likely - depending on your distro) "Desktop". If you move objects out of this directory into another, the icons will no longer appear on your desktop.

Hope this helps. By the way, for any more detailed answers, a more detailed description of your system (hardware, version of linux, desktop environment ...) would be useful - see the sticky post concerning ways to best ask questions here).

Cheers !
 
Old 10-29-2017, 12:46 PM   #3
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If you have Ubuntu with the Unity desktop, then that is being discontinued, so you might like to try Gnome, which will replace it and is a little more orderly. Just install Gnome using the package manager; then when you next log in, click on the little icon beside your name and you can choose Gnome.

There are a lot of guides to Unity, if you want to stick with it for now:
https://help.ubuntu.com/17.04/ubuntu...-overview.html
https://www.howtogeek.com/113330/how...-need-to-know/

If you actually have Gnome
https://www.gnome.org/

Some of us avoid icons, and launch programs from the menu (start button) or with keyboard short-cuts like Super (aka Windows key) + e for an editor, etc.
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Old 10-30-2017, 04:16 PM   #4
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no desktop icons.

it's a change in usage habits; i remember using windows and having a desktop cluttered like a fridge door.
now i just put stuff in the appropriate folders.
no need to look at it all the time.

the things that really need to be done: calendar application.
 
Old 10-30-2017, 08:05 PM   #5
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I have no desktop icons. There are better ways to get things done.
 
  


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