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Re: Desktop window as normal window

Subject: Re: Desktop window as normal window
From: lord metroid
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 10:10:43 -0800 PST
Thank you A. Walton, your help has been greayly appreciated,

x-nautilus-desktop:// is exactly what I wanted and will use. I am running ArchLinux and Openbox and I love nautilus, I also wanted a desktop to easily work with files. However when having the nautilus desktop enabled it will cover the openbox desktop and so a lot of functionality(which I want to have) of openbox is removed.

Now I can run nautilus as a filebrowser and have a nautilus desktop plasmoid in Openbox.

Best regards
Nicklas W Bjurman

From: A. Walton <awalton@xxxxxxxxx>
To: lord metroid <lordmetroid@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: nautilus-list@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Mon, February 8, 2010 6:08:54 PM
Subject: Re: Desktop window as normal window

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 9:14 AM, lord metroid <lordmetroid@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> You mean like a "desktop://" uri?
>> Marcus
> I suppose that would be a solution if it would bring fourth the designated
> desktop folder with the ability to place the icons arbitraryily, show the
> mounted volumes, etc.
> In my hopes that I had missed somethingm I tried using desktop:// in
> nautilus 2.28.4 so I suppose it is not implemented.

The actual URL is x-nautilus-desktop://, but usage is discouraged. You
can just set the gconf show_desktop flag to false and open the desktop
(defaults to ~/Desktop) in its own browser or spatial window. To put
icons where you want arbitrarily, right click->Arrange by->Manually.
Mounted volumes already show up in computer:///, so there's no real
reason to duplicate that in the browser/spatial window (and frankly
IMO it's kind of silly on the regular desktop, but I guess most
distros ship that way by default). No real necessary.

-A. Walton

> Best regards
> Nicklas W Bjurman
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