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dr_zayus69 05-15-2005 06:35 AM

hiding desktop icons.
Hi i changed my desktop image recently and i noticed that my desktop images blend in/hard to see with the desktop. i don't use them often so it isn't too bad but it irriates me to still see them. In windows i could click on the desktop and chose an option to hide the icons. Is there a way to do this in linux? My idea was to find the dir that they icons reside in and change icon foo to icon .foo so they would be hidden. Although im having trouble finding where they are located. i assume they are symbolic links. My idea is that if i knew what directory they are in i could write a small script to see if they are visible or not and if they are visible it would execute mv to rename them with (.) to make them invisible or vice versa. Does anyone know where they are located? (im using gnome on fedora core 2) any help would be appreciated. thanks in advance.

trickykid 05-15-2005 06:51 AM

When I use gnome, I don't like nautilus or desktop icons.. disabling nautilus from loading with gnome always works. I just rename nautilus to nautilus-old or something.. but if you actually use nautilus or some of its features, you'll want to work around this.

dr_zayus69 05-15-2005 07:07 AM

i do most everything from the command line, as much as i can at least. i don't think i really use nautilus except when i view jpg or other image files (I assume that is using nautilus) I don't know of a way to view images from the command line - although i assume the way to do it is to invoke an image viewing program from the command line with the image file as a parameter.

Linux~Powered 05-15-2005 10:02 AM


I don't know of a way to view images from the command line

It might already be installed on your box. Run...


display urimage.jpg

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