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william24
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Desktop

Post by william24 » 15. Mar 2012, 09:35

I would like to be able to do two things:
Firstly, align the icons (widgets?) to a grid pattern without needing to juggle them in to position.
Secondly, I would like to move and rearrange the icons (widgets?) in the task bar at the bottom of the screen.
These functions are standard on many distros.
If there is already a way to do these things, would somebody please advise me.
Thank you.

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Re: Desktop

Post by aurlaent » 15. Mar 2012, 11:56

Which edition of Salix are you using? XFCE, LXDE, KDE, Fluxbox (I'm guessing not Ratpoison)
What you want to do will need different steps in each environment.

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Re: Desktop

Post by william24 » 16. Mar 2012, 03:00

Hello and thank you for your reply.
According to /etc/slackware-version I am using 13.37.0
I was thinking that suitable scripts might allow these things in future versions of Salix.
It would add convenience I think. :)

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Re: Desktop

Post by aurlaent » 16. Mar 2012, 05:48

OK, which Desktop Environment are you using?
When you download Salix, you choose one of these:
XFCE
KDE
LXDE
Fluxbox
Ratpoisopn

Which of them you are using is important to how you customise the desktop.

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Re: Desktop

Post by william24 » 17. Mar 2012, 06:36

I am using the KDE desktop.
I have got used to not being able to use it as per other distros. Cannot start new file/folder from the 'desktop' etc.
However overall I find it very professional.
Thank you for your replies, but should this discussion be in another section?
Thank you.

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Re: Desktop

Post by GJones » 20. Mar 2012, 11:01

I believe it's the version of KDE... I don't think 4.5.5 supports a grid desktop.

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Re: Desktop

Post by william24 » 28. Mar 2012, 15:39

We live and learn.
Thank you for the advice.
I hope future versions of KDE have this grid facility.
I will take more note of versions than I have in the past.
Thank you.

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Re: Desktop

Post by thenktor » 28. Mar 2012, 17:11

Maybe you just want to activate folder view on the desktop and disable the widget stuff? IIRC this is possible.
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