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#1 2012-10-08 19:39:03

nuc
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Registered: 2012-04-28
Posts: 20

xfce "forgets" icon positions

Hi!
Every time after logging into a xfce my icon positions get lost. All icons go into the middle row of my desktop (I suppose it's the default position).
When I use compiz as a window manager, the icons also lose their position, but go the the left side of the screen.

Any suggestions how to solve this issue?


best regards
nuc

PS: On my Laptop (also ArchLinux) everything works fine.

EDIT:
just found this bug: https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9192

Last edited by nuc (2012-10-08 21:08:33)


my system:
ArchLinux
xfce 4.10

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#2 2012-10-09 02:39:40

golinux
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Registered: 2011-11-19
Posts: 30

Re: xfce "forgets" icon positions

nuc wrote:

Hi!
Every time after logging into a xfce my icon positions get lost. All icons go into the middle row of my desktop (I suppose it's the default position).
When I use compiz as a window manager, the icons also lose their position, but go the the left side of the screen.

Any suggestions how to solve this issue?

Since XFCE is currently useless as a traditional desktop, I surrendered and  solved the problem by eliminating all desktop icons and instead linking them to a hidden top panel.  For convenience, I still do keep some dot folders hidden on the desktop.   Since I can't see them they can move around at random and it makes no difference.  Since the switch, I'm actually liking an empty desktop . . .

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#3 2012-10-09 11:42:38

nuc
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Registered: 2012-04-28
Posts: 20

Re: xfce "forgets" icon positions

So this is a common issue?
What I did notice is that desktop icons in xfce are not implemented very professionally,  e.g. try to move several marked icons or change the row size of your panel and you'll see how all the desktop icons will mess up. Even moving just one icon "feels" kinda unprofessional (surely you know what I mean).
Saying xfce is "useless" as traditional desktop is just not true. GNOME 3 is useless. xfce has potential and I'm sure xfce devs have already discussed improving the situation (click) but till now nothing changed.
So: What do the devs say?

Last edited by nuc (2012-10-09 13:05:03)


my system:
ArchLinux
xfce 4.10

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#4 2012-10-09 14:04:36

golinux
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Registered: 2011-11-19
Posts: 30

Re: xfce "forgets" icon positions

nuc wrote:

So this is a common issue?

I believe so.  There is no way (that I have found) to place icons in specific places on the desktop and have them stay there.

nuc wrote:

Saying xfce is "useless" as traditional desktop is just not true.

Let me qualify that . . . icons on the desktop are useless.  Everything else works quite well.

nuc wrote:

GNOME 3 is useless. xfce has potential . . .

Which is why I'll be using XFCE (and not Gnome 3) when Wheezy goes stable.

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#5 2012-10-09 18:15:44

ToZ
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From: Toronto, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 938

Re: xfce "forgets" icon positions

Perhaps this thread might be of some help: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1919849. See post #5.

Last edited by ToZ (2012-10-09 18:16:30)

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#6 2013-09-14 12:18:22

ts14ic
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Registered: 2013-09-14
Posts: 2

Re: xfce "forgets" icon positions

A working workaround here:
http://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?pid=30787#p30787
Maybe it will work for you smile

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