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    longer desktop icon names

    it appears that there is a limit of 8 characters for the names under the icons in my desktop. i'd like to get longer names. is there a way to do that? idk but, this may be an xfce issue (i run xubuntu). i have some names i'd like to use as long as 20 characters that if truncated to 8 characters would cause ambiguities and if trimmed on the front would cause some other ambiguities.
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    Re: longer desktop icon names

    https://git.xfce.org/xfce/xfdesktop/tree/README

    The bit that you're interested in is setting
    Code:
    XfdesktopIconView::ellipsize-icon-labels = 0

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    Re: longer desktop icon names

    the file they refer to does not exist. do i need to create the whole thing or just the parameters i'm changing?
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    Re: longer desktop icon names

    I don't use Xfce, so I can't test it, but I'd imagine that
    Code:
    style "xfdesktop-icon-view" {
        XfdesktopIconView::ellipsize-icon-labels = 1
    
    }
    widget_class "*XfdesktopIconView*" style "xfdesktop-icon-view"
    would be sufficient, with defaults from wherever the system config file is. Maybe you'd need to play with the spacing ones if the potentially bigger text boxes affect that.
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    Re: longer desktop icon names

    it works in that short form, after i changed the 1 to 0.
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    Re: longer desktop icon names

    actually, the limit is 7. but that could be because of the font size i have set.
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