One of the two or three apps I use most of all, and am lost
without, is what Gnome2 called a workspace-switcher. Some desktops,
including what seems to be xfce4, call it a "pager"; but I can't seem to
add it again. I need to add 18 of it.)
Eighteen together show an array of what might almost be check-
boxes in a panel, each with a number. Until you do something, a click in
any box gives you a fresh clean desktop. You launch (say) Firefox in
(say) box 2; gnome-terminal in box 1; Konqueror in box 10; Opera in box
11; a GUI of your home folder in box 8; Pan in box 9; etc.
From then on, across logouts and reboots, either by shutdowns
with apps still open, or by remembering and relaunching, you can reach a
point, quickly and easily, where your fingers and eyeballs know, without
conscious thought to distract you, what to do to set up whatever you want
to do next.
I managed to get (what I think is) xfce4 desktop set up with this
invaluable app -- but it showed on two panels, and I wanted that part of
one of them back to do something else with.
I couldn't find anything in Mageia's settings to let me delete
that app from one panel. So I went at it, removing one desktop (id est
one of those little checkboxes) at a time, till the top panel was free.
THEN I noticed that I had also been removing them from the bottom panel!
How do I get them back??
If I click "add widgets" and start typing into the search box, it
shows me an icon (just like the one for clearing the desktop) -- but I
can't get it to let me add seventeen more of them. In fact, I can't even
find a way to add one.
All this is easy in Fedora-xfce4, and I can't imagine why not
also in Mageia. (I am also asking on the list for it.)
Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck Not Quite Clueless Power User
Remember I have precious (very precious!) little idea where up is.
I recently installed Fedora 20 32bit Xfce (I came from Fedora 20
Gnome). Everything is fine, except that no thumbnails are shown in
thunar or in ristretto.
Tumbler is installed and the thumbnail option in thunar is active.
Since all desktop configurations still are the default ones, I assume I
didn't messed up with them.
After some research on the Internet, I didn't find any solution. The
directory ~/.thumbnails exists and the thumbnails are generated,
but none of them appears in Thunar or in ristretto.