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Customization => Desktop Customization => Topic started by: Hannes22 on December 23, 2018, 04:24:42 AM

Title: How to put 'My Computer' on Desktop?
Post by: Hannes22 on December 23, 2018, 04:24:42 AM
Hello - and Greetings from Germany!

I just installed Linux Lite 4.2 on my machine and would like to know, how to put a 'My Computer' Icon / Shortcut on the desktop.

Any hint is much appreciated.

Regards!

Hannes

(There used to be icons on the desktop ('My computer', 'Recicle Bin', 'Home Folder') right after a fresh install, but after some costumization, they have been vanished out of a sudden ...)
Title: Re: How to put 'My Computer' on Desktop?
Post by: misko_2083 on December 23, 2018, 02:30:40 PM
Go to Settings ---> Desktop ---> Icons    to enable Recycle Bin and Home Icons
As for "My Computer", I think we had a Desktop file that runs thunar for that in previous LLs if I remeber correctly.
So you create an empty file on the desktop and name it computer.desktop.
Open it in a text editor, paste next and save the file.
Code: [Select]
[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Name=My Computer
Comment=Opens the file manager
Exec=thunar /
Icon=computer
Path=
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=false
After you launch it, you will be asked to make it executable.
Title: Re: How to put 'My Computer' on Desktop?
Post by: Hannes22 on December 24, 2018, 05:18:52 AM
Thank you so much for answering.  :)

Go to Settings ---> Desktop ---> Icons    to enable Recycle Bin and Home Icons

Thanks. I got that already.  :)

As for "My Computer", I think we had a Desktop file that runs thunar for that in previous LLs if I remeber correctly.
So you create an empty file on the desktop and name it computer.desktop.
Open it in a text editor, paste next and save the file.
Code: [Select]
[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Name=My Computer
Comment=Opens the file manager
Exec=thunar /
Icon=computer
Path=
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=false
After you launch it, you will be asked to make it executable.

Ah, really!? Thanks for that workaround ...

But ... hasn't there been a 'My Computer' shortcut right after installation, if I recall correctly? I didn't expect it to be that complicated to get it back.

But well, if that's the way to go ... I'll try.

Thanks again for your help.
Title: Re: How to put 'My Computer' on Desktop?
Post by: Jerry on December 24, 2018, 05:27:33 AM
There are no translations for those yet, only English is currently supported.
Title: Re: How to put 'My Computer' on Desktop?
Post by: TheDead on December 24, 2018, 07:36:10 AM
Heya!

What Jerry means is that if the system is in english, you can use the Lite Desktop application to eneble/disable those shortcuts. If you changed your Linux Lite language to something else, this application does not work.

Thanks Misko's for the solution, I'll use it myself next time on French installations.

Joyeuses Fêtes! ;)
Title: Re: How to put 'My Computer' on Desktop?
Post by: Hannes22 on December 29, 2018, 12:50:11 AM
Thanks to all of you for clearing that up.

Happy New Year!