Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: cannot open folders on desktop

  1. #1
    monkeybrain2012 is offline Grande Half-n-Half Cinnamon Ubuntu
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Beans
    874

    cannot open folders on desktop

    As the title says, I am not able to open folders on the desktop with double clicking. This is lubuntu 12,04.
    I have googled for solution but the only suggestion is to uninstall nautilus as it tends to take over the desktop, but I don't have nautilus installed in the first place.

    Thanks in advance for help.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Bombay
    Beans
    6,309
    Distro
    Lubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: cannot open folders on desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain2012 View Post
    As the title says, I am not able to open folders on the desktop with double clicking. This is lubuntu 12,04.
    I have googled for solution but the only suggestion is to uninstall nautilus as it tends to take over the desktop, but I don't have nautilus installed in the first place.

    Thanks in advance for help.
    Is your Lubuntu a totally "clean" install or have you done some mixing and matching or changing of themes or changing of window manager? Did you at any time right-click on the desktop and fiddle with settings there? Is PCManFM still your file manager and your "desktop manager"?
    de gustibus et coloribus non est disputandum -- Wiktionary

  3. #3
    monkeybrain2012 is offline Grande Half-n-Half Cinnamon Ubuntu
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Beans
    874

    Re: cannot open folders on desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    Is your Lubuntu a totally "clean" install or have you done some mixing and matching or changing of themes or changing of window manager? Did you at any time right-click on the desktop and fiddle with settings there? Is PCManFM still your file manager and your "desktop manager"?

    It is as clean as I can tell. The only things that involve nautilus is a dependency for file roller, which I think is installed by default. I have not mix and match with other file manager(s), PCManFM is my only file manager. I have only changed the wall paper and installed lubuntu-humanity theme (something like that) but I am using the default themes anyway.

  4. #4
    monkeybrain2012 is offline Grande Half-n-Half Cinnamon Ubuntu
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Beans
    874

    Re: cannot open folders on desktop

    Well I have no idea what happened. I rebooted several times with no avail. Then I logged out, logged into openbox (which is a black screen with nada) and logged out again and logged back into lubuntu and suddenly it works. Reboot again and it still works. so I suppose this is solved.

  5. #5
    monkeybrain2012 is offline Grande Half-n-Half Cinnamon Ubuntu
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Beans
    874

    Re: cannot open folders on desktop

    Now I don't know how to mark this thread as solved in this new interface. There is no "mark thread as solved" option under "thread tools"

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: cannot open folders on desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain2012 View Post
    Now I don't know how to mark this thread as solved in this new interface. There is no "mark thread as solved" option under "thread tools"

    Here's how -

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPo.../SolvedThreads

    Cheers -
    PopularPages: A very handy Documentation Search Tool used by many.

    PopularPages Wiki Thread

  7. #7
    monkeybrain2012 is offline Grande Half-n-Half Cinnamon Ubuntu
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Beans
    874

    Re: cannot open folders on desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by BlinkinCat View Post
    Thanks, except that there is no "prefix" option in "advanced". I wish I could upload a screenshot, but uploading attachment seems to be a pain on the butt too with this new interface. I can only choose from a bunch of thumb nails from my home and none of it is the right one.
    Last edited by monkeybrain2012; March 26th, 2013 at 05:45 AM.

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
  •