Re: Backup files (*~) visible on Xfce/Xubuntu desktop.
I think your install is fine. You might want to file a bug. Xfdesktop and Thunar file display should be consistent. In addition, Xfdesktop cannot be set to show hidden files.
One day Thunar will be used for managing the desktop but in the meantime we have to use xfdesktop.
That being said, you should ask yourself the bigger question: Do you really need automatic file backups? This feature can be turned off in gedit. It's not even present in leafpad, Xubuntu's default text editor. For serious file version control, you can use bzr, git, svn, etc. For the casual, a Dropbox account keeps 30 days of file versions for free.
Last edited by LewisTM; November 27th, 2012 at 04:02 PM.
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