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Make Any Folder be the Desktop

Postby facade47 on Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:57 am

Hi everyone :D
A while ago I posted an idea to let the user use any folder as the desktop. I think I finally got it right this time :P
I've created some tools to let you do this graphically through Nautilus.

1) Open a terminal
2) sudo mv Desktop Desktop-default
3) ln -s Desktop-default Desktop
4) mkdir $HOME/.load-desk
5) Close the terminal, and download load-desk and Main.class into $HOME/.load-desk (you do not need the keys.java source to run the program)
6) Open Nautilus Actions Configurator (nautilus-actions-config), add an item with the Lable "Make This the Desktop", Tootip: "Make this folder your desktop folder", Icon: "Home", Path: "$HOME/.load-desk/load-desk" (here, you must replace $HOME with your home folder, e.g. "/home/facade47"), Parameters: "%d/%f", and under "Conditions", click "Only Folders".

Then just right click any folder in nautilus and click "Make Desktop" (though I wouldn't do that if the folder contains a ton of files :P).

load-desk:
http://www.box.net/shared/yvssl4lrmm
Main.class (compiled keys.java):
http://www.box.net/shared/dios6mq48a
keys.java source:
http://www.box.net/shared/l7xm6rn9n8

EDIT: Fixed some bugs, cleaned up the directions
Last edited by facade47 on Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:25 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Make Any Folder be the Desktop

Postby facade47 on Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:53 pm

Any feedback? lol...
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