Hi! I'm a bit nostalgic and I've noticed that now with 4.8 you don't get the floppy drive icon on the desktop. Is it just me or was this feature removed considering that now no one uses floppy disk?
On my system I created these dektop files
$ ls Desktop/
CD-ROM.desktop Computer.desktop Floppy.desktop USB.desktop
$ cat Desktop/Floppy.desktop
You can create a desktop entry by right clicking the mouse, and selecting create URL link. As the URL you specify your prefered mount point, e.g. /media/floppy. You may also choose a custom icon as I did.
Thank you. I know you can do that, but you can't unmount floppy or mount them doing that (I think!!)
Yes you can.
In Thunar you may create a custom action that appears in the menu when right clicked on the floppy icon.
Name it, say, Mount Floppy, or just Mount
As for the command it depends, if you use udisks, you can then type udisks --mount /dev/fd0
I dont use udisks nor gvs, so I can simply fill in here mount /media/floppy
In Apperanece Conditions tab
You only tick Other Files and in File Pattern you type Floppy.desktop
You need to logout / login again for the change to take effect
This way I also implemented a simple Trash function, it is tied to my Trash.desktop file