Re: Desktop as Nautilus

On Wed, 2006-03-15 at 17:26 +0000, Alan Horkan wrote:
> It isn't entirely clear what you mean but if I understand you correctly
> you could achieve something similar by running Matchbox on your desktop
> instead of Metacity (which have done before to try it out and I kind of
> liked it).  Matchbox takes the main menu and displays it on the
> desk.

Not strictly true.  Matchbox handles "normal" top-level windows
differently to most window managers by forcing their size to fill the
screen.  It handles dialogs, desktops, panels, and so on as expected so
the end result would be that nautilus takes the desktop as expected and
double-clicking on a folder on the desktop would then open a new
full-screen window for that folder, that wouldn't have any magical
desktop-like properties.

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