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Old 09-22-2004, 11:34 AM   #1
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Icons on desktop


I have been scouring the net for a program to give me icons on my root desktop (at least, but preferably on virtual too). I know about rox desktop and nautilus and kdedesktop or whatever its called, but all of these take over my desktop. I just am looking for an app that will put some sort of icons in my desktop for a particular directory. eg ~/Desktop.

It is driving me nuts. I was sure that in the flexibility of linux there must be something... but it appears not (sofar). Basically what I want.

Icons on desktop of my filesystem for a given directory with transparant backgrounds so I can still see and use my current WM background/wallpaper..

Any suggestions??

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fbdesk, xtdesk, idesk
Old 09-22-2004, 03:10 PM   #3
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idesk is great, easy to use. I use it for my icewm desktop
Old 09-22-2004, 03:16 PM   #4
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thats cool guys,


but these apps only give set out icons sorta links to commands. I essentially want a list of a dir like a file manager on my desktop. ala kdesktop or nautilus would provide. only they are bulky and take over my WM. i can make icons like those from idesk and xtdesk etc in enlightenment already.
Old 09-22-2004, 07:37 PM   #5
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There's DFM, but its development seems to have stalled.

ROX-Filer has desktop icons, but I'm not sure if they represent some sort of special link files or lines in a configuration file rather than actual files in an actual directory.

I found all of this with a bit of googling, I have always just used KDE myself.


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