How to remove desktop icons?

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How to remove desktop icons?

Postby Elan Vital on Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:14 am

Just downloaded Mint xfce and am going for a super-minimal desktop (wallpaper only; right click for menus).

How do I remove the desktop icons without stopping xfce as windows manager? I've deleted the desktop file a few layers within .config (as root) but no dice.

Also, is there a way to remove the 'last' panel without using a 'kill' command in terminal?

Great release, BTW! :D
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Re: How to remove desktop icons?

Postby Fornhamfred on Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:56 am

To remove the desktop items go to settings, desktop settings, behavoir tab, remove ticks from show icons at the bottom of the tab.
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Re: How to remove desktop icons?

Postby Elan Vital on Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:44 am

Thanks!

(How did I miss that?! It was so easy.) :?
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Re: How to remove desktop icons?

Postby r1bby on Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:44 pm

And.... how do you add them? Specifically I want to add Firefox to the desktop...

Oh and is there a manual like the Main edition available?
As the differences between XFCE & Gnome are plenty...
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Re: How to remove desktop icons?

Postby merlwiz79 on Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:27 pm

There is an app under Accessories that list all apps installed.
Open it and Drag the Firefox icon to the Desktop.(haven't teste for desktop only panel launcher)
Or you could open thunar and got to /usr/share/applications
Right Click the Firefox launcher and Send To Desktop.

Right Click Delete to remove it.
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Re: How to remove desktop icons?

Postby r1bby on Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:26 pm

Fantastic! Thanks, easy when you know how :-)
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