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slingershot
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:01 pm    Post subject: desktop icontext align right Reply with quote

Linux desktops in one sense are quite flexible to mimic win or mac or whatever. Just in one point I found no solution:

For example on the mac, you can have the text of a desktop icon at the right side. There is space to write of a certain length, up to three line. It is always enough, it is always your own, it looks clean, it is easy to put anywhwere without disturbing, it allows to make the icons small, so you have a lot of space, to drag those icons around.

Why? If you belong to the people who make graphic work or who deal with lots of complex information, which alwas is in movement in relation to each other (Journalists for example), then you are very happy, to place it "bonk" on your desktop, and to drag it around as you need, into changing dependencoies of content. Even in a grid.

Today I need to open 100 times a day a folder, in which I do as described. Then I need the desktop for something else, then again the folder, and so on.

I would be glady, if I can drop the particles of Information directly on the desktop, giving it my short text to the right, instead of having it under the icon. It would make my life better.

Anybody who understands what I mea? And knows how to achieve this goal in linux? I am not a newbie. I need exactly this trick, not any good meant advices, to change my way of working.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UUh, no reaction! Any fault in my question or really nobody here who knows? Or in Linux simply impossible? I cannot believe it. At least someone should know how to say hello ...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello slingershot,

generally you can configure Linux most any way you want. It is not entirely clear what you are trying to do. One important thing to keep in mind is that Linux comes with several different types of desktops, so how to configure it will depend on which one you use. (KDE? Gnome?)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Jimmo, thanks for showing up!

You write:
1. generally you can configure Linux most any way you want.
-- Yeah, thats also my belief. But some humans also believe in cargo cult Wink)
2. It is not entirely clear what you are trying to do.
-- In Linux usually all Icons on the desktop have their Text under the icon. On some desktops it is even a some centimeters long flag with Text, automatically generated. I need the text not under the icon, i need it beside the icon on the right side. Maybe in three lines running about 2 centimeters to the right. Also i do not need automatically generated text under the icon. I want to write my own text right beside the icon directly immediately when the icon is generated and thrown on the desktop.
3.One important thing to keep in mind is that Linux comes with several different types of desktops, so how to configure it will depend on which one you use. (KDE? Gnome?)
-- I use Mint-Cinnamon-Gnome, or the same with XFCE. However, i am flexible. When you can bring me to a solution on another Linux flavour, please do it.

--I work digitally since there were only mailboxes, no web, and everybody was on Atari and Amiga. So you can simply talk your mind to me. We don't need to clear all simple stuff before.
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