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  1. #1
    jimmycoy NNTP User

    Default Desktop icons do nothing


    I'm new to openSUSE and just installed a virtual machine of it on my
    Mac.

    I'm noticing that the icons on the desktop for the Trash, Firefox,
    Office and others don't do anything when they are double-clicked.
    Instead they are highlighted with some options surrounding them which
    don't appear to do a whole lot, and when highlighted they can be moved
    across the desktop. Right now the only way I can launch an application
    is from the launcher in the lower left corner of the screen. I'd sure
    like to know what I'm doing wrong here! Thanks.


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  2. #2
    dobby9 NNTP User

    Default Re: Desktop icons do nothing


    jimmycoy;1901552 Wrote:
    > I'm new to openSUSE and just installed a virtual machine of it on my
    > Mac.
    >
    > I'm noticing that the icons on the desktop for the Trash, Firefox,
    > Office and others don't do anything when they are double-clicked.
    > Instead they are highlighted with some options surrounding them which
    > don't appear to do a whole lot, and when highlighted they can be moved
    > across the desktop. Right now the only way I can launch an application
    > is from the launcher in the lower left corner of the screen. I'd sure
    > like to know what I'm doing wrong here! Thanks.


    It is long shot but got to a icon wright click on the mouse ask
    for properties and give us the out come
    One left click should be enough to launch a application
    double click tha you launch two times
    dobby9


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  3. #3
    geoffro NNTP User

    Default Re: Desktop icons do nothing


    Firstly it's a single click in Linux to run/open.
    If you right click on the desktop and choose lock widgets they should
    work.

    Geoff
    jimmycoy;1901552 Wrote:
    > I'm new to openSUSE and just installed a virtual machine of it on my
    > Mac.
    >
    > I'm noticing that the icons on the desktop for the Trash, Firefox,
    > Office and others don't do anything when they are double-clicked.
    > Instead they are highlighted with some options surrounding them which
    > don't appear to do a whole lot, and when highlighted they can be moved
    > across the desktop. Right now the only way I can launch an application
    > is from the launcher in the lower left corner of the screen. I'd sure
    > like to know what I'm doing wrong here! Thanks.



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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: Desktop icons do nothing

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    Actually it's only a single-click to open if the environment is set to
    use single-clicks to open. That is not always the case.

    Good luck.





    geoffro wrote:
    > Firstly it's a single click in Linux to run/open.
    > If you right click on the desktop and choose lock widgets they should
    > work.
    >
    > Geoff
    > jimmycoy;1901552 Wrote:
    >> I'm new to openSUSE and just installed a virtual machine of it on my
    >> Mac.
    >>
    >> I'm noticing that the icons on the desktop for the Trash, Firefox,
    >> Office and others don't do anything when they are double-clicked.
    >> Instead they are highlighted with some options surrounding them which
    >> don't appear to do a whole lot, and when highlighted they can be moved
    >> across the desktop. Right now the only way I can launch an application
    >> is from the launcher in the lower left corner of the screen. I'd sure
    >> like to know what I'm doing wrong here! Thanks.

    >
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  5. #5
    jimmycoy NNTP User

    Default Re: Desktop icons do nothing


    Thanks to all for your help. All is well now.


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