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nazgum
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:45 pm    Post subject: merging xfce4 and gnome 2.4 - rocks Reply with quote

I just wanted to share a feature here.

I really like gnome as my desktop - but I was somewhat disappointed with not being able to customize some things (or maybe more realistically - not knowing how to customize some things)

And I tried xfce4 - and didn't really like it. - But I really like that you could change the right click menu easily (edit ~/.xfce4/menu.xml) and that you could scroll the mouse wheel on the desktop to change workspaces.

So keeping with gnome - I disabled nautilus to draw the desktop - opened a terminal and did:

xfdesktop &

Restarted gnome so the session manager knew to keep it - and voila - exact same gnome 2.4 as before except now I can swing mouse wheel to change workspaces and I can customize my right click menu.

I thought it was nice so I figure I would share.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2004 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you still get icons on the desktop as well?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2004 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how do you tell nautilus not to draw the desktop?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2004 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
$ nautilus --no-desktop &

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2004 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

or u can just use openbox instead of metacity as ur window manager ;)
no need to tell nautilus not to draw the desktop ;) mouse wheel will then work...
And u will still have desktop icons
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