[K12OSN] lightweight file manager?

Eric Harrison eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us
Fri Jan 14 21:50:47 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-01-14 at 15:35 -0600, Petre Scheie wrote:
> I don't think so; or at least I don't run it that way.  One of the 
> gee-that's-cool-but-not-everyone-liked-it features of Nautilus was its 
> ability/insistance on taking over the desktop.  I never cared for it mostly 
> because it was so slow and made everything else drop to a crawl also.  It has 
> since gotten much better, but it still requires a fair amount of horsepower. 
> There's the idesk project for creating desktop icons in lightweight window 
> managers. I haven't tried it yet, but hope to soon.  It might make for a good 
> alternative to Nautilus-with-Icewm for K12LTSP.

Yeah, lightweight "desktop icons" would be a great addition. I note that
both Windows and Macs tend to have fewer and fewer icons on their
respective desktops, but users still expect that feature.

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