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Old 01-07-2004, 03:55 PM   #1
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XFCE, but gnome's desktop takes over?

I don't know why, but when I try to use Gnome's filebrowser(thought maybe it would have better support for seeing LAN partitions) Gnome's desktop over-rode my XFCE desktop. Now, I can remedy this by logging out and logging back in, but it is really inconvenient. Anyone know of a command to fix this?
Old 01-07-2004, 03:59 PM   #2
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To start Nautilus in XFCE use
nautilus --no-desktop
Old 08-09-2004, 03:37 AM   #3
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Ok, i'm fussy but I want to do this:

Have Nautillus "take over" my desktop so i can have all my nice desktop shortcuts on my xfce desktop, BUT continue to have menumaker manage my right click menu in my desktop so i get my nice menu of all the apps on my system that it recognises...

Any ideas?

I'm using the latest stable versions of XFCE and nautillus on Fedora core 2. Incedentally if anyone knows how to make nautilus open folders in the same window rater than a new window i'll be pleased as, well, a geek with a stupidly quick desktop...
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turn off spatial mode in Gconf

Again, look around for instructions Google or search LQ. It's a heavily asked question.
Old 08-09-2004, 10:36 AM   #5
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Yes, i found lots of people asking the question. Thanks for an answer!!


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