Fix scattered volume icons in Desktop, and some suggestions to Dapper.

Bug #38056 reported by Joel Bryan Juliano
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Invalid
Medium
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

when volume is shown in desktop, the icons are scattered everytime a desktop session is started.

This should be load at startup to fix the current situation.

#!/bin/bash

#refresh desktop icons, fix some issues with scattered volume icons.
gconftool-2 -t boolean -s /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop "0"
gconftool-2 -t boolean -s /apps/nautilus/desktop/volumes_visible "0"
gconftool-2 -t boolean -s /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop "1"
gconftool-2 -t boolean -s /apps/nautilus/desktop/volumes_visible "1"

#you might as well consider these settings

#this is a global configuration that sets the toolbar style to "icons",
#that changes the feel of applications and files to be more like an
#object.
gconftool-2 -t string -s /desktop/gnome/interface/toolbar_style "icons"

#loads the trio icons to the desktop, an icon linking to them will be put
#on the desktop.
gconftool-2 -t boolean -s /apps/nautilus/desktop/computer_icon_visible "1"
gconftool-2 -t boolean -s /apps/nautilus/desktop/network_icon_visible "1"
gconftool-2 -t boolean -s /apps/nautilus/desktop/trash_icon_visible "1"

#nautilus starts with sidebar, however, I think that there's a
#redundancy of this feature to the breadcrumbs menu and the "Go" menu.
gconftool-2 -t boolean -s /apps/nautilus/preferences/start_with_sidebar "0"

#this is an alternative way to display the icon labels.
gconftool-2 -t boolean -s /apps/nautilus/icon_view/labels_beside_icon "1"

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Joel Bryan Juliano (joelbryan) wrote :

This is a script that fix the scattered volume in Desktop. Also it contains other suggestions to Dapper Drake.

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Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Thanks for your suggestions. Can we try to make this bug report one issue only? Else it gets to messy to follow up on it.

Changed in nautilus:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info
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Keywan Tonekaboni (prometoys) wrote :

maybe we can focus on the scattered icons first. this is really annoying.

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

What version of Ubuntu do you use? Could you make a screenshot of what you call "scattered" for your icons on the desktop?

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Keywan Tonekaboni (prometoys) wrote :

http://www.prometoys.net/downloads/Desktop-scattered.png

The icons overlay other icons and are flying on the desktop around. Normally I sort them by name and move the "girl" (it's a gif file with scaled preview icon) to the corner..

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

is that the same issue than bug #36244 ?

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Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Your bug lacks information we would need to investigate further. We
are now going to close the bug - please reopen if you have more
information at hand.

Changed in nautilus:
status: Needs Info → Rejected
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