Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Cairo Dock question involving desktop icon placement

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1
    Beans
    4,697
    Distro
    Xubuntu

    Cairo Dock question involving desktop icon placement

    Is there a way to prevent this from happening?
    Last edited by pqwoerituytrueiwoq; August 2nd, 2013 at 08:58 PM.
    Laptop: ASUS A54C-NB91 (Storage: WD3200BEKT + MKNSSDCR60GB-DX); Desktop: Custom Build - Images included; rPi Server
    Putting your Networked Printer's scanner software to shame PHP Scanner Server
    I frequently edit my post when I have the last post

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Xubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: Cairo Dock question involving desktop icon placement

    Thinking outside the box.....

    How about a transparent empty xfce4-panel on the left side of the screen. It would push out the icons.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1
    Beans
    4,697
    Distro
    Xubuntu

    Re: Cairo Dock question involving desktop icon placement

    Wouldn't that make windows not use the same space?
    Laptop: ASUS A54C-NB91 (Storage: WD3200BEKT + MKNSSDCR60GB-DX); Desktop: Custom Build - Images included; rPi Server
    Putting your Networked Printer's scanner software to shame PHP Scanner Server
    I frequently edit my post when I have the last post

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Xubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: Cairo Dock question involving desktop icon placement

    Quote Originally Posted by pqwoerituytrueiwoq View Post
    Wouldn't that make windows not use the same space?
    Yes. When opening new windows, they won't overlap the panel (and cairo bar), but you can still move the window there. Or you can disable struts and the windows will ignore the panels. More info on disabling struts here.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1
    Beans
    4,697
    Distro
    Xubuntu

    Re: Cairo Dock question involving desktop icon placement

    if i disable struts the panel covers everything, windows, cario dock, and desktop icons
    if i don't windows don't occupy that space, defeats the purpose
    i use the my desktop for temporary files so i would rather deal with this issue then use a xfce panel like that
    Last edited by pqwoerituytrueiwoq; August 3rd, 2013 at 04:16 AM.
    Laptop: ASUS A54C-NB91 (Storage: WD3200BEKT + MKNSSDCR60GB-DX); Desktop: Custom Build - Images included; rPi Server
    Putting your Networked Printer's scanner software to shame PHP Scanner Server
    I frequently edit my post when I have the last post

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Beans
    3,509

    Re: Cairo Dock question involving desktop icon placement

    What about disabling desktop icons and using the cairo-dock folders applet to show the
    contents of your desktop folder.
    Can show contents when applet hovered or detach for a permanent desklet.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1
    Beans
    4,697
    Distro
    Xubuntu

    Re: Cairo Dock question involving desktop icon placement

    Quote Originally Posted by stinkeye View Post
    What about disabling desktop icons and using the cairo-dock folders applet to show the
    contents of your desktop folder.
    Can show contents when applet hovered or detach for a permanent desklet.
    now there is a good idea
    if it would show flash drives that would be perfect
    i know shortcuts can do something like that, but it list my main drives and empty sd card and dvd drive
    Edit: anyone know a way to do this via the theme?
    i was messing with ~/gtkrc-2.0
    i got the idea from this:
    Code:
    style "xfdesktop-icon-view" {
            XfdesktopIconView::label-alpha = 0
            
            fg[NORMAL] = "#ffffff"
            fg[SELECTED] = "#ffffff"
            fg[ACTIVE] = "#ffffff"
            }
            
            
            widget_class "*XfdesktopIconView*" style "xfdesktop-icon-view"
    Last edited by pqwoerituytrueiwoq; August 6th, 2013 at 02:56 AM.
    Laptop: ASUS A54C-NB91 (Storage: WD3200BEKT + MKNSSDCR60GB-DX); Desktop: Custom Build - Images included; rPi Server
    Putting your Networked Printer's scanner software to shame PHP Scanner Server
    I frequently edit my post when I have the last post

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
  •