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#1 2011-08-09 00:06:32

the98
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Registered: 2009-11-10
Posts: 57

No floppy disk icon on 4.8?

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?

Regards.

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#2 2012-04-13 20:17:23

tcat
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Registered: 2012-04-13
Posts: 4

Re: No floppy disk icon on 4.8?

On my system I created these dektop files
$ ls Desktop/
CD-ROM.desktop  Computer.desktop  Floppy.desktop  USB.desktop

$ cat Desktop/Floppy.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Link
Name=Floppy
Comment=
Icon=media-floppy
URL=/media/floppy
GenericName=

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.

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#3 2012-04-19 02:26:10

the98
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Registered: 2009-11-10
Posts: 57

Re: No floppy disk icon on 4.8?

Thank you. I know you can do that, but you can't unmount floppy or mount them doing that (I think!!)

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#4 2012-04-27 18:10:06

tcat
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Registered: 2012-04-13
Posts: 4

Re: No floppy disk icon on 4.8?

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

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