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Old 02-10-2017, 12:58 PM   #1
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How to get desktop icons to show images?


I'm using Xubuntu 16.04 and my desktop is loaded with icons. Sometimes the icons (many are .jpgs) show the images but more often than not they don't. It is very helpful being able to see the images. Is there any way to get the images to appear all the time? Thanks.
 
Old 02-10-2017, 09:37 PM   #2
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in the desktop manager are the settings to
-- get this it is odd

display thumbnails ?
do not display thumbnails

for the "icon=/usr/share/icons/image.jpg" in the *.desktop file
to be used and NOT!!! the text in the *.desktop file
the folder /home/UserName/Desktop must be set to NOT!!!! display thumbnails

get it ??? it is a bit wonky
 
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:45 PM   #3
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Screenshot offsite place I use when trying to get a point across is http://www.postmyimage.com/

Then I include the url in my answers to questions. In your case. You post some shots of what, where, and how you tried.

Just a friendly suggestion.

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtop...?f=110&t=37798

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Old 02-11-2017, 12:16 AM   #4
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in the desktop manager are the settings to
-- get this it is odd

display thumbnails ?
do not display thumbnails

for the "icon=/usr/share/icons/image.jpg" in the *.desktop file
to be used and NOT!!! the text in the *.desktop file
the folder /home/UserName/Desktop must be set to NOT!!!! display thumbnails

get it ??? it is a bit wonky
Thanks John. I unchecked the box (see screenshot to make sure I was in the right place) but although the icons are on the desktop I can't see any images. Maybe the computer needs to restart for it to take effect.
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Old 02-11-2017, 12:19 AM   #5
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Screenshot offsite place I use when trying to get a point across is http://www.postmyimage.com/

Then I include the url in my answers to questions. In your case. You post some shots of what, where, and how you tried.

Just a friendly suggestion.

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtop...?f=110&t=37798
Thanks rokytnji. I don't have any video files so that synaptic thing wouldn't help me, but the weird thing about it is sometimes it displays the images and sometimes it doesn't.
 
Old 02-11-2017, 12:37 AM   #6
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there will be a setting to set ALL!! folders to the same setting
or
set every folder by hand and every folder can be different

it is not a single folder setting like you posted but a desktop manager system setting

also make 100% sure that the location toy use is correct

an example for my HP calculator Desktop file
Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Categories=Utility;Calculator;
Comment[en_US]=
Comment=
Encoding=UTF-8
Exec=/DATA/nonpareil/bin/HP11c.sh
GenericName[en_US]=HP-Calculator
GenericName=HP-Calculator
Icon=/DATA/nonpareil/bin/11c.png
MimeType=
Name[en_US]=HP-11c
Name=HP-11c
Path=
StartupNotify=true
Terminal=false
TerminalOptions=
Type=Application
X-DBUS-ServiceName=
X-DBUS-StartupType=
X-KDE-SubstituteUID=false
X-KDE-Username=
make sure that the icon you use IS in the path
Icon=/DATA/nonpareil/bin/11c.png

and this was not a screenshot
Icon=/DATA/nonpareil/bin/11c.png
but the icon location

Last edited by John VV; 02-11-2017 at 12:38 AM.
 
Old 02-11-2017, 02:25 PM   #7
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there will be a setting to set ALL!! folders to the same setting
or
set every folder by hand and every folder can be different

it is not a single folder setting like you posted but a desktop manager system setting

also make 100% sure that the location toy use is correct

an example for my HP calculator Desktop file
Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Categories=Utility;Calculator;
Comment[en_US]=
Comment=
Encoding=UTF-8
Exec=/DATA/nonpareil/bin/HP11c.sh
GenericName[en_US]=HP-Calculator
GenericName=HP-Calculator
Icon=/DATA/nonpareil/bin/11c.png
MimeType=
Name[en_US]=HP-11c
Name=HP-11c
Path=
StartupNotify=true
Terminal=false
TerminalOptions=
Type=Application
X-DBUS-ServiceName=
X-DBUS-StartupType=
X-KDE-SubstituteUID=false
X-KDE-Username=
make sure that the icon you use IS in the path
Icon=/DATA/nonpareil/bin/11c.png

and this was not a screenshot
Icon=/DATA/nonpareil/bin/11c.png
but the icon location
John, I'm really sorry but I don't know what I'm supposed to do from your instructions.
 
Old 02-11-2017, 04:01 PM   #8
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Well. I am finally on my XFCE desktop in my bike shop. So I figured I would just play a little with one data partition icon on my Desktop.

https://s23.postimg.org/voihjsj1n/Screenshot.png

I had to log out and log back in to get it to take. I right clicked on my Data partition icon.
I next picked picked Properties>Emblem. Then I gave it a google/picasa looking emblem as a label of sorts.

If it is not what you want. Oh well. Sorry. I don't read minds well in 92F heat outside here. Signing off to get me some liquid refreshment.

It is freaking hot today.

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Old 02-11-2017, 04:53 PM   #9
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i think he means images show up with image thumbnails on the desktop.

not sure why it isn't working for you, but here it works.
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Old 02-12-2017, 02:06 PM   #10
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Well. I am finally on my XFCE desktop in my bike shop. So I figured I would just play a little with one data partition icon on my Desktop.

https://s23.postimg.org/voihjsj1n/Screenshot.png

I had to log out and log back in to get it to take. I right clicked on my Data partition icon.
I next picked picked Properties>Emblem. Then I gave it a google/picasa looking emblem as a label of sorts.

If it is not what you want. Oh well. Sorry. I don't read minds well in 92F heat outside here. Signing off to get me some liquid refreshment.

It is freaking hot today.
Thanks rokytnji but that's not it. (Hope you cooled off!)
 
Old 02-12-2017, 02:09 PM   #11
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i think he means images show up with image thumbnails on the desktop.

not sure why it isn't working for you, but here it works.
That's what I need, Ondoho. I recognized that top window. (I'd done something with it before.) Thing is, I can figure out how to get to that File Manager Preferences window.
 
Old 02-13-2017, 04:00 PM   #12
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Well, with help, I found the File Manager window but no matter how I configured it, it didn't display the images in the icons. (And I remember doing something there that displayed them.)
 
Old 02-13-2017, 08:00 PM   #13
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open the desktop file in gedit or kate and EDIT it
the file extension .desktop might not be displayed
the "desktop" folder is not treated as a normal folder
 
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Well. I am finally on my XFCE desktop
Is this AntiX operating system?
 
Old 02-14-2017, 03:02 PM   #15
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open the desktop file in gedit or kate and EDIT it
the file extension .desktop might not be displayed
the "desktop" folder is not treated as a normal folder
John, I've got Kate and use it to edit html pages but doing what you suggest is over my head. If I knew more, I'm sure it would be a snap. Thanks.
 
  


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