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Old 03-06-2005, 12:42 PM   #1
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How do I rename certain things on the Desktop?

More specifically, "Computer" and "user's Home". I have the option to rename the latter when I right click, but it never actually changes, and I can't even try to rename "Computer".

(Running GNOME on Debian.)
Old 03-06-2005, 02:07 PM   #2
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Have you tried to make the changes as root? User may not have permission.
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Logged on as root and could not rename "Computer", either. And none of the Desktop items show up in the terminal.


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