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    Question Desktop Icons (Gnome) on Suse 13.1

    How would one get shortcuts to apps on my desktop? I am using Gnome on openSUSE 13.1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peakcomp View Post
    How would one get shortcuts to apps on my desktop? I am using Gnome on openSUSE 13.1.

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    If you want to have "shortcuts" on your desktop, you should have installed KDE. You can come back and install the KDE desktop, else lear how the new GNOME works. The two desktops are a lot different from each other. If you want support for desktop icons, then KDE is what you want to use.

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    Default Re: Desktop Icons (Gnome) on Suse 13.1

    Thanks for the reply.

    I have checked out KDE prior to installing Gnome. I like Gnome because it isn't so "Windows" based with the start menu etc. I understand the two desktops are a lot different from each other, hence why they aren't called KDE 1 and KDE 2 or Gnome 1 or Gnome 2...

    I did sort of get a snippy vibe from your response though. "...else learn how the new GNOME works."

    The reason I asked how to get shortcuts on my desktop, even though I am using Gnome, I still noticed that there is a "home" icon on the desktop and when I mount my Windows partition, the Windows Partition icon shows up on the desktop as well...so, one could assume that there would be a way to place shortcuts on the desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    If you want to have "shortcuts" on your desktop, you should have installed KDE. You can come back and install the KDE desktop, else lear how the new GNOME works. The two desktops are a lot different from each other. If you want support for desktop icons, then KDE is what you want to use.

    Thank You,

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    Default Re: Desktop Icons (Gnome) on Suse 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by peakcomp View Post
    The reason I asked how to get shortcuts on my desktop, even though I am using Gnome, I still noticed that there is a "home" icon on the desktop and when I mount my Windows partition, the Windows Partition icon shows up on the desktop as well...so, one could assume that there would be a way to place shortcuts on the desktop.
    In the Tweak Tool, you can choose special icons to display on your desktop, such as home, computer, trash. You can also have the file manager handle the desktop, which will allow you to save or copy files to your ~/Desktop directory, and they will be visible on your desktop. Copy the application launcher to that directory.

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    Default Re: Desktop Icons (Gnome) on Suse 13.1

    Thanks!

    How do I get the file manager to handle the desktop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chief_sealth View Post
    In the Tweak Tool, you can choose special icons to display on your desktop, such as home, computer, trash. You can also have the file manager handle the desktop, which will allow you to save or copy files to your ~/Desktop directory, and they will be visible on your desktop. Copy the application launcher to that directory.

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    Default Re: Desktop Icons (Gnome) on Suse 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by peakcomp View Post
    How do I get the file manager to handle the desktop?
    With the gnome-tweak-tool.

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    Default Re: Desktop Icons (Gnome) on Suse 13.1

    Have you had a chance to look at the Gnome Tweak Tool in Suse 13.1? It is no longer called the Gnome Tweak Tool - Just Tweak Tool. And, from what I can see, there is no option anymore for file manager to handle the desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chief_sealth View Post
    With the gnome-tweak-tool.

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    Default Re: Desktop Icons (Gnome) on Suse 13.1

    peakcomp wrote:
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    > Thanks!
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    > How do I get the file manager to handle the desktop?
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    > K

    Just open tweak tool and navigate to tab on sidepane called "Desktop".
    There you will see slider to enable desktop icons

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    Default Re: Desktop Icons (Gnome) on Suse 13.1

    Desktop icons were already activated. Does this force the file manager to control the desktop?




    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    peakcomp wrote:
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    > Thanks!
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    > How do I get the file manager to handle the desktop?
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    > K

    Just open tweak tool and navigate to tab on sidepane called "Desktop".
    There you will see slider to enable desktop icons

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    Default Re: Desktop Icons (Gnome) on Suse 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by peakcomp View Post
    Desktop icons were already activated. Does this force the file manager to control the desktop?
    Hi
    Yes, if you right click on the desktop you will see some on the Nautilus actions available. The other option is to use alacarte to create menu entries (aka <app>.desktop) linked to your apps.
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