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    how to support multi-line icon titles in Xfce 4.12?

    here is a picture of a desktop with one icon added to ~/Desktop/ (left side, bottom of the only column) which has a multi-line name that only works in this one userid but does not work in any other userid. in the others, only one line shows up. the name does have the 2 characters "\n" (not an actual newline byte) in it which seems to be understood as the end of line 1 even in the other userids. but only line 1 is displayed except for this one userid. can someone say what to set or configure to get all name lines to show up? below is the code of the actual desktop file.
    Code:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Version=1.0
    Type=Application
    Name=Linux\nQuestion
    Comment=linuxquestions.org
    Exec=inws 8 /usr/lib/firefox/firefox -p linux_q -no-remote https://linuxquestions.org/
    Icon=firefox
    Terminal=false
    StartupNotify=false
    inws is a local script that runs a command in a specified workspace.
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    Re: how to support multi-line icon titles in Xfce 4.12?

    What do you have in your ~/.gtkrc-2.0 (and the files it includes, if any)? I got xfdesktop to work how you want by putting this in -
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    style "xfdesktop-icon-view" {
        XfdesktopIconView::ellipsize-icon-labels = 0
    }
    widget_class "*XfdesktopIconView*" style "xfdesktop-icon-view"
    I use this in Xubuntu 18.04. See here for more info.

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    Re: how to support multi-line icon titles in Xfce 4.12?

    that was the thing that did it. thanks! i was looking for differences in settings but it was this file. i copied it to all userids.
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    Re: how to support multi-line icon titles in Xfce 4.12?

    You're welcome

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