Easy tweak to change XFCE desktop icon alignment

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Easy tweak to change XFCE desktop icon alignment

Postby kbmaniac on Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:56 am

In case anyone is interested, if you save the following text file to your home directory
and name it ".gtkrc-2.0", then reboot xfce, suddenly the desktop looks amazing ... :)

Cheers

Dave



# this file should be placed in your home folder
# and name ".gtkrc-2.0"

style "xfdesktop-icon-view" {

#---------------------------------------------------------------
# Section "icon background and spacing"
#---------------------------------------------------------------

XfdesktopIconView::label-alpha = 0
XfdesktopIconVIew::cell-spacing = 1.5
XfdesktopIconView::cell-padding = 1.5
XfdesktopIconView::cell-text-width-proportion = 2

#---------------------------------------------------------------
# Section "icon font colors"
#---------------------------------------------------------------

fg[NORMAL] = "#ffffff"
fg[SELECTED] = "#ffffff"
fg[ACTIVE] = "#ffffff"

}

widget_class "*XfdesktopIconView*" style "xfdesktop-icon-view"
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Re: Easy tweak to change XFCE desktop icon alignment

Postby kbmaniac on Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:11 am

Oh forgot to mention, then change desktop icon size to 39ish ... have fun

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Re: Easy tweak to change XFCE desktop icon alignment

Postby SunWorks on Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:44 pm

kbmaniac wrote:In case anyone is interested, if you save the following text file to your home directory
and name it ".gtkrc-2.0", then reboot xfce, suddenly the desktop looks amazing ... :)

I'm interested, but do you have some screenshots to show what you mean be "suddenly the desktop looks amazing"?

I'm much more inclined to try when provided more information and assurance other than just telling me the candy is sweet. :)

Thank you,
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Re: Easy tweak to change XFCE desktop icon alignment

Postby kbmaniac on Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:30 am

Yep thats a fair comment and 'amazing' is a subjective point of view .... I have always had an issue with the default spacing of the desktop icons and the look of the icon text ... anyhow here is a screenshot of my desktop :)

Let me know what you think

Cheers

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Re: Easy tweak to change XFCE desktop icon alignment

Postby Standard User on Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:39 am

Many thanks, I was trying to tweak these settings myself, until I got tired. Now the icons' text is human readable on dark wallpapers, at last :)
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