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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:38 pm    Post subject: Gnome border when moving desktop file [SOLVED] Reply with quote

Hi,
i emerged the gnome 2.8.3 when it was release and i got a new "feature" that i don't like (didn't remember which version i had before, but didn't have this). When i move a file that is on my desktop i have a kind of border on my gnome desktop at the limit of the screen. How can i disable this? I found nothing on this forum and on google, but a friend of mine at work, have the same thing, so i hope we are not alone and somebody have a solution.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nobody?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please post a screenshot
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is it: http://www.edonix.com/public/linux/border.png

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This happened to me when I upgraded to gnome 2.8x and I instantly noticed it. I've been on 2.10 and had forgotten about it untill I saw this mesesage...sure it's still there!!

Not sure if its a bug or feature
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 12:12 pm    Post subject: I have the exact same thing Reply with quote

This happens to me too.

It's more of a visual distraction.
I figure it signifies the Desktop as a Drag-n'-Drop Target.
like, open 2 Nautilius Folders and drag a file from one of them,
Drag it over the desktop and watch the border appear, then continue dragging it to the other window, and watch the desktop border disappear,
and the 'other' window becoming a drop target, and thus getting a border.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's exactly this. Now i know what is it. It's sound less strange to me, hehe. Is there a way to disable this? cause i don't want it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. This is normal behaviour and linked to Nautilus. It can be changed because I ran 2.11.1 and downgraded to 2.10.1 after a few days. The border on mine only 1 pixel thick as apposed to two, as in your screen shot (File browser also draws a one pixel line as apposed to the obstrusive 2 pixel heavy border). I dont know if something in gconf changed or a config file, but I would lean towards maybe a gconf change.

Cant answer your question but it certainly looks like it can be changed. I would say start by scouring nautilus entries in gconf-editor.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found nothing in gconf, but now i know exactly what is it, i could do more complete search into this forum or google. If someone find a solution before me, please tell us.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bumpert wrote:
I found nothing in gconf, but now i know exactly what is it, i could do more complete search into this forum or google. If someone find a solution before me, please tell us.

thx a lot for help


No worries. Try posting your problem at: http://gnomesupport.org/forums

They are very helpful over there and someone should know something. I am running Nautilus 2.10.1 so that might also be it. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you find anything on the gnome forums or anywhere else,
please post it here so that we could all benefit from your research :wink:

Thanks and Good Luck!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made a post cause i found nothing on the forum, if you want to follow the discussions: http://gnomesupport.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=48051#48051

I'll post the solution when i find it

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At this time the only answer i got it's someone that asking me with it get on my nerve, lol. I'm still continu to try to find a way or an answer.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for keeping us updated bumpert. I tink moving to Gnome 2.10 (which you should do) will give you a one pixel border which I think is the best you can hope to do at this point.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lokheed wrote:
Thanks for keeping us updated bumpert. I tink moving to Gnome 2.10 (which you should do) will give you a one pixel border which I think is the best you can hope to do at this point.


I'm now with gnome 2.10r1 :)

Sorry didn't mention it, thx for help
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This issue was reported as bug 170908 for more info see http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=170908.

So i'll wait for the release that'll fix this.

thx a lot, i'm closing and leaving this topic.
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