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Re: What shows up on the Desktop (and what doesn't)

fergus wrote:
> Additional to files/ folders actually located in ~/Desktop/, my Desktop
> shows icons for external devices. The names allocated have evolved with time
> (and through no intervention from me) from such as NONAME and NONAME_1 to
> 3.9G Media (and, in my case, 3.9G Media (2), since I have two identically
> sized different USB drives). There are no correcsponding entries for any of
> these in ~/Desktop/. I deduce that they appear by internal magic and
> convention.
> Can you help with any of the following:
> Q1. How can  delete these from the Desktop, if I want to? 
> Q2. There is no icon for the Windows hard drive, although this is mounted in
> /etc/fstab exactly like all the external units. How can I get it displayed
> similarly on the Desktop?

For KDE at least this is controlled using the check boxes under the
"File Icons" and "Device Icons" tabs under Control Center -> Desktop ->

> Q3. Can I rename them more descriptively? There is a rename option on
> right-clicking on the icon, but in all cases this option is greyed out.

I don't know the answer to that one.

David King
dave daveking com

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