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by babag
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: new user with a few questions
Replies: 10
Views: 4749

Re: new user with a few questions

thanks so much! never would have figured out the transparency setting.

thanks again,
babag
by babag
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: new user with a few questions
Replies: 10
Views: 4749

Re: new user with a few questions

hmm. here's a question i didn't anticipate. i just realized that the desktop icons i'm placing with idesk are 'always on top,' meaning that, if i open a document full screen on the display that has the icons, the document has icons peppered all over it. how do i tell icons to go to the back? thanks,...
by babag
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: new user with a few questions
Replies: 10
Views: 4749

Re: new user with a few questions

thanks, seppalta. the desktop icons weren't responding to the size parameters until i found the ideskrc file. i'd wanted to change the default font, its size and color. once i did so, the icon size started to respond to the size parameters in the lnk files. odd but i'm not arguing with it. on to loo...
by babag
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: new user with a few questions
Replies: 10
Views: 4749

Re: new user with a few questions

so... i've been playing with seppalta's suggested openbox/idesk solution and it does seem interesting, if incredibly time consuming (for me). i've had some trouble with getting icons associated with a given desktop icon script. i put a path into the script but the desktop icon doesn't show up. seems...
by babag
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: new user with a few questions
Replies: 10
Views: 4749

Re: new user with a few questions

thanks again for this. i am looking into it but it still seems like a lot of work that i'll likely forget some critical part of a year down the road when an update screws something up and i need to reset things. i did figure out one thing thanks to your suggestions. in the lubuntu/lxde desktop i was...
by babag
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: new user with a few questions
Replies: 10
Views: 4749

Re: new user with a few questions

sounds complicated but i will look into it. surprises me that something that works out of the box on mac or windows has been so hard to get to work in linux. this sounds like it's potentially a lot of configuring, something i had to do to get xfce to barely sort of do what i wanted. was hoping for s...
by babag
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: General Help
Topic: new user with a few questions
Replies: 10
Views: 4749

new user with a few questions

1. how do i make icons i place on the desktop appear only once? i use four monitors for video/audio editing and when i place a desktop icon it appears on all four monitors rather than only in the place i drop it. 2. how can i size my desktop icons? they seem really big to me. i can change the deskto...