Potential Icon glitches?

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AlexRedLeader
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Potential Icon glitches?

Post by AlexRedLeader » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:31 am

Hello,
I would like to submit a report concerning two minors but frustrating glitches concerning the desktop icons positions.
I suppose those glitches have certainly been reported before, but still,...

- Desktop Icons are superimposing when a new device or software icon is added to the desktop.
It looks funny seeing "Home", "Network" and "USB Device" icon one of top of the others. :lol:

- I usually like putting the "Trash bin" icon at the very far right down corner of the desktop, like on Windows, but I have noticed that for some reasons, the icon is moving up by itself after a few reboot.

I would love seeing these funny bugs fixed on the next upgrade or update. :)
And yeah, unability to lassoing objects in detailed list view sucks too

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Re: Potential Icon glitches?

Post by Hoser Rob » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:19 am

This would be a lot more useful if you said which release and DE version you're using. Copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output here:

inxi -Fxz

And icons moving around after a reboot isn't unusual in a Linux DE. Just because it acts differently from WIndows that doesn't mean it's a bug.

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Re: Potential Icon glitches?

Post by MtnDewManiac » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:49 am

Hoser Rob wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:19 am
And icons moving around after a reboot isn't unusual in a Linux DE. Just because it acts differently from WIndows that doesn't mean it's a bug.
The inability of a DE to retain one's configuration is a feature?

EDIT: That comment was, possibly, uncalled for, so I removed it.
Last edited by MtnDewManiac on Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Potential Icon glitches?

Post by catweazel » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:13 am

MtnDewManiac wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:49 am
Do you work in marketing, lol?
Please take the valid advice given to you if you wish to get the issue resolved.
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Re: Potential Icon glitches?

Post by JosephM » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:03 am

These sound like issues you need to report to the Xfce developers. A quick web search for the xfce bugtracker will probably turn it up.
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Re: Potential Icon glitches?

Post by mint4all » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:23 pm

Greetings to y'all!

As is discussed @ https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1195331/ this topic's subject is a known shortcoming of ubuntu's and mint's desktops. Though xfce4 isn't mentioned per se, perhaps that "Happy Desktop" utility could be ported (by someone eager & equipped to do so) to xfce? By looking into this further (on xfce.org) i found that xfce's "Desktop" manager (v4.12+) has implemented, or tried to anyway, a built-in icon grid. It records its icon locations in an rc-file in a user's home directory @ ~/.config/xfce4/desktop/icons.screen0-{xpixesl}x{ypixels}.rc with an entry for each desktop icon's location in the resolution-dependent's icon-space x/y-grid.

I observed that this rc-file is updated in realtime whenever the desktop icons' locations get changed, either by the system or by the user. Ubuntu's forum has many topics dealing with this very problem, and how it can be mitigated in a number of ways (ie. changing that rc-file's attributes to r/o). Imho, the "Happy Desktop" solution presented on gnome-look.org begs to be ported to xfce. Given xfce's 3-year development cycle we can't expect a fix any time soon... Besides, both Mate and Cinnamon desktops share the same issue/shortcoming, too.

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Re: Potential Icon glitches?

Post by MtnDewManiac » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:49 pm

catweazel wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:13 am
MtnDewManiac wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:49 am
Do you work in marketing, lol?
Please take the valid advice given to you if you wish to get the issue resolved.
That was probably the kindest "spanking" that I have ever received. I edited my post to remove that comment - and I apologize to everyone reading this thread.

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