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Ubuntu 18.04 - GNOME - Desktop icon conflict

On Tue, 15 May 2018 at 17:41, Peter Flynn <peter at silmaril.ie> wrote:

> Dolphin used to be able to do that and it was hugely useful. But then
> someone screwed with the location of icons, and it broke, and I've never
> managed to get it working since. But then I found Caja, which is like a
> Nautilus/Thunar but lets you enlarge the icons so they can be used as
> previews for images.

Caja is the Maté file manager. Maté is a fork of GNOME 2; as such Caja is a
fork of GNOME 2's version of Nautilus.

> I have moved to Enlightenment for this reason (among others).

Fair enough. On Bodhi Linux or directly from the repos?

> Dock on a Mac; Enlightenment used to call it a "panel" but rewrote it
> and currently calls it a Bryce (after someone) but it's due to be
> renamed something else in the next release. It slides out of sight (bar
> one pixel) when not in use, and slides back up when your pointer
> trespasses on that pixel-height boundary. It's about as Mac-like as
> Linux gets ATM. It can also go at the top or down the side.

I feel I have to point out that virtually every vaguely modern-ish desktop
out there can do an auto-hiding dock on the side or bottom of the screen
plus a panel at the top: Maté, GNOME 3, Unity, Xfce, LXDE, KDE, you name it.

> But my Windows-using colleagues are firmly welded at the hip to desktop
> icons, especially since they started using W10.


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