Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Removing disks from dekstop and 2 row icon text

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Beans
    8

    Removing disks from dekstop and 2 row icon text

    Hey, I'm currently a Lubuntu user but I want to migrate to xubuntu as it's more polished. However there are 2 things that destroy the whole xubuntu beautyness for me. So i want to know how to get rid of them. I'm not afraid of file editing.

    1) How to remove ALL disk icons from desktop (all, mounted, not mounted, pendrives etc)?

    2) How to make the icon's text to be 2 row like in every other desktop? Because I don't like that "My appli...".

    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Beans
    804
    Distro
    Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Removing disks from dekstop and 2 row icon text

    Hi netrick and welcome to Xubuntu!

    1) Right-click on the desktop -> Desktop Settings -> Icons -> Uncheck Removable Devices

    2) There might be a magic setting in the ~/.gtkrc2.0 file, I don't know. What works for me is to insert a newline character where I want to create a new row. Put the cursor next to the desired word, press Ctrl-Shift-u, type 000a then Enter.

    Cheers!
    Last edited by LewisTM; December 12th, 2012 at 09:54 PM.
    husband@wife$ make sandwich
    Permission denied
    husband@wife$ sudo make sandwich

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Beans
    804
    Distro
    Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Removing disks from dekstop and 2 row icon text

    Well well, I just found the magic setting.
    Press Alt-F2 and run this command
    Code:
    leafpad .gtkrc-2.0
    Insert this text
    style "xfdesktop-icon-view" {
    XfdesktopIconView::ellipsize-icon-labels = 0
    }
    Save the file, logout and log back in.
    The full text should now be visible!
    husband@wife$ make sandwich
    Permission denied
    husband@wife$ sudo make sandwich

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Beans
    8

    Re: Removing disks from dekstop and 2 row icon text

    Big thanks mate!

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •