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[beginners] Add shortcuts to your desktop. - nl2stk - 04-03-2012 05:08 PM

If you using the 'Rox' to set a wallpaper ( http://delicate-linux.net/forum/showthread.php?tid=77 ) than it's possible to create shortcuts to your desktop.
Just open Rox-filer an go to /usr/share/applications, if everything goes well you'll see a lot of .desktop files. just drag the one you want to your desktop and copy it (not move!).
If it's finished, you can rename it. It's very unlikely that you like such names as gnumeric.desktop on your desktop :] You can do it with right-clicking the icon ->edit item. If you don't like the icon (or it's missing), right click on it and go to -> set icon.
If you open Rox-filer again and you go to the .icons directory you can find a suitable icon and drag it into the 'set icon' box.

An example screenshot with shortcuts is this.

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RE: [beginners] Add shortcuts to your desktop. - tavvva - 04-03-2012 10:19 PM

Really nice feature ...


RE: [beginners] Add shortcuts to your desktop. - nl2stk - 04-04-2012 04:48 PM

(04-03-2012 10:19 PM)tavvva Wrote:  Really nice feature ...

The next issue is 'How to add a trashcan to your desktop' Tongue


RE: [beginners] Add shortcuts to your desktop. - tavvva - 04-04-2012 09:05 PM

(04-04-2012 04:48 PM)nl2stk Wrote:  
(04-03-2012 10:19 PM)tavvva Wrote:  Really nice feature ...

The next issue is 'How to add a trashcan to your desktop' Tongue

I guess that's not easily possible ... trash cans are maintained by a mediator layer in case of other WMs and it needs to be supported by apps ... for example Midnight Commander usually completely ignores all trash cans and deletes the files directly ...


RE: [beginners] Add shortcuts to your desktop. - nl2stk - 04-04-2012 09:28 PM

(04-04-2012 09:05 PM)tavvva Wrote:  I guess that's not easily possible ... trash cans are maintained by a mediator layer in case of other WMs and it needs to be supported by apps ... for example Midnight Commander usually completely ignores all trash cans and deletes the files directly ...

I know, that's why I added the ' Tongue '. It was more meant like a joke
There are some solutions, but they're mostly dirty hacks (libtrash for example).


RE: [beginners] Add shortcuts to your desktop. - tavvva - 04-04-2012 09:45 PM

(04-04-2012 09:28 PM)nl2stk Wrote:  
(04-04-2012 09:05 PM)tavvva Wrote:  I guess that's not easily possible ... trash cans are maintained by a mediator layer in case of other WMs and it needs to be supported by apps ... for example Midnight Commander usually completely ignores all trash cans and deletes the files directly ...

I know, that's why I added the ' Tongue '. It was more meant like a joke
There are some solutions, but they're mostly dirty hacks (libtrash for example).

It's better to learn how to live without this invention Big Grin


RE: [beginners] Add shortcuts to your desktop. - nl2stk - 04-05-2012 08:27 AM

(04-04-2012 09:45 PM)tavvva Wrote:  It's better to learn how to live without this invention Big Grin
True, it's much faster. :]

But, it can be done... well a kind off.
I've created a directory called trash, and create a shortcut/icon on the desktop (open rox-filer and just drag it on the desktop and 'set icon' by right clicking it).
If I open rox-filer and I want to delete something, I click on the 'trash-icon' on the desktop to open the trash-dir. After that I can move the files that I want to delete to that window and close it. Once in that directory I can do with it whatever I want, delete it right away or automate that proces in the next boot or shutdown.
No dirty hacks needed, IceWM and rox-filer are making it easy enough :]

EDIT:
You don't have to open the trashcan-icon, you can just 'move' the selected files to the 'trashcan-icon' on the desktop.


RE: [beginners] Add shortcuts to your desktop. - tavvva - 04-05-2012 09:14 AM

Hahah :] Yes .... in fact it's just moving :]


RE: [beginners] Add shortcuts to your desktop. - nl2stk - 04-05-2012 09:41 AM

(04-05-2012 09:14 AM)tavvva Wrote:  Hahah :] Yes .... in fact it's just moving :]

Yes! I've learned that from Microsoft Tongue
It's been a while but I believe they called the directory 'Recycled Bin' or so.
But is doing pretty much the same :]

EDIT:
Another 'great' feature is when your not in X and you'll find some things you're not to sure about just copy it to the trash directory and start X.
If it is garbage, you can delete it with the other trash... LOL


RE: [beginners] Add shortcuts to your desktop. - tavvva - 04-05-2012 10:04 AM

(04-05-2012 09:41 AM)nl2stk Wrote:  
(04-05-2012 09:14 AM)tavvva Wrote:  Hahah :] Yes .... in fact it's just moving :]

Yes! I've learned that from Microsoft Tongue
It's been a while but I believe they called the directory 'Recycled Bin' or so.
But is doing pretty much the same :]

Yup ... but it also stores some metadata. Otherwise it would be imposible to restore the files to their original location automatically.