Links on desktop are not listed - why not?
On 22/02/12 05:36, Lee Gold wrote:
Something I never noticed and wondered if you could explain. When I view
my /home/.../Desktop in a file manager or ls command in the terminal I
see no items. But what you would call shortcuts in Windows lingo are
there, maybe they are called links in Linux (?). A link to my home
folder, trash, a link to File System is there on my desktop. I would
like the file manager and the ls command to report these objects. How is
this done? Why doesn't Xubuntu 11.10 show this?
Links on the desktop are created by the desktop manager itself (xfwm4),
and are not physically found on the desktop. You can toggle these by
going into the desktop settings (right click on desktop>Desktop
Settings>Icons). If you wanted these to be listed, you would first
disable (uncheck) these in desktop settings, and create the links
manually (through right click>Create launcher, or ln -s for symbolic links).
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