xfce 4.8 - remove desktop icons

xfce 4.8 - remove desktop icons

Postby garmaz on Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:44 pm

Hi All,

i'm looking for a "fix" in order to remove the icons on my desktop (icons are: "computer" and "home"). I tried to use the normal settings in graphical menu and in my home directory (.config) but i can't.

i didn't find on the forum posts can help me.

Thanx in advance

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Re: xfce 4.8 - remove desktop icons

Postby odo5435 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:07 pm

garmaz wrote:...I tried to use the normal settings in graphical menu ... but i can't.

I'm guessing that you tried the 'Icons' tab in Menu > Settings > Desktop. What happened when you selected/deselected the options? Were there any error messages from any of the methods you tried?

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Re: xfce 4.8 - remove desktop icons

Postby jjaythomas on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:37 pm

Make sure xfwm4 still running... (use task/system monitor)
IF NOT

rerun 'xfem4' & 'xfdesktop' resave sesesion and reboot

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P.S. nautilus strike again maybe? :roll:
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Re: xfce 4.8 - remove desktop icons

Postby garmaz on Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:13 am

odo5435 wrote:
garmaz wrote:...I tried to use the normal settings in graphical menu ... but i can't.

I'm guessing that you tried the 'Icons' tab in Menu > Settings > Desktop. What happened when you selected/deselected the options? Were there any error messages from any of the methods you tried?

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Hi...

the first attempt I did it was like showing you in the picture. No error messages, no good results.
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Re: xfce 4.8 - remove desktop icons

Postby garmaz on Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:56 am

jjaythomas wrote:Make sure xfwm4 still running... (use task/system monitor)
IF NOT

rerun 'xfem4' & 'xfdesktop' resave sesesion and reboot


J.Jay
P.S. nautilus strike again maybe? :roll:


xfwm4 -> running
xfdesktop -> running

strange stuff...whenever the desktop session start, automatically opens Nautilis, but i do't see it in the startup task
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Re: xfce 4.8 - remove desktop icons

Postby jjaythomas on Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:26 pm

strange stuff...whenever the desktop session start, automatically opens Nautilis, but i do't see it in the startup task


it's not in startup apps it usually runs in the session. And the Session tab in Xfce doesn't list every thing it runs. :roll: It can also run as a system service (rarely).

But regardless
if you terminate nautilus in task manager can you then delete icons?
They may be regular bookmarks (they can be normal desktop bookmarks/launchers and system ones also (I believe Xubuntu were geeting that (double icons) in earlier 12.10 builds somehow). Try right clicking on Icons and see If delete listed . If so resave session and reboot maybe. :?

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Re: xfce 4.8 - remove desktop icons

Postby garmaz on Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:48 am

jjaythomas wrote:But regardless
if you terminate nautilus in task manager can you then delete icons?
They may be regular bookmarks (they can be normal desktop bookmarks/launchers and system ones also (I believe Xubuntu were geeting that (double icons) in earlier 12.10 builds somehow). Try right clicking on Icons and see If delete listed . If so resave session and reboot maybe. :?
J.Jay


Hi :)

if i kill nautils from terminal, the icons disappear immediately from the desktop :)
if i use thunar...no icons on the desk, if i use nautilus again icons :)
how i can remove from nautilus?

thanx for your support :)
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Re: xfce 4.8 - remove desktop icons

Postby Ikem on Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:46 am

You remove nautilus with:

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sudo apt-get remove nautilus
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