Re: Adding icons to the desktop, without placing them in ~/Desktop.

On Tue, 2005-11-08 at 16:10 +0100, Erik Forsberg wrote:

> I'd like to add icons to the desktop of users, without copying
> .desktop-files to ~/Desktop of the user. I need to do it while
> running as the user, and the icons can be different for every user, so
> system-wide directories are not an option. Well, they could be, if
> there is a way to configure which system-wide directories to look in. 
> KDE has a way to do this, you can copy .desktop-files into
> ~/.kde/share/apps/kdesktop/Desktop, where they are harder to find "by
> mistake" for the user. 
> Is this possible in Gnome?

We don't have anything like that, and it would be very useful.

Grabbing desktop items from a system-wide directory would be useful for

What are you trying to do that needs user-specific items?


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