Post by Jack Fearnley Post by Mike Easter Post by Jack Fearnley
Ideally I would like a clickable icon which would open Writer in, say,
/home/jack/word and another icon that would open Calc in, say,
Or, have the icon simply open the /word dir; when there, when you open
the .odt file within, it will open LO writer. Likewise an icon for the
/spread dir and the .ods file within.
Great idea! Now all I have to figure out is how to build an icon.
Altho' I don't like to do things w/ an icon on the desktop, gnome is a
funky DE IMO.
Post by Jack Fearnley
As of GNOME 3.28 this functionality has been removed and desktop icons are no longer available in GNOME. Possible workarounds include using Nemo (a fork of Files which still has desktop icons functionality) or installing gnome-shell-extension-desktop-iconsAUR, which replicates the desktop icon functionality available in GNOME 3.26 and prior, but with some minor differences.
... where 'this functionality' is icons on the desktop were provided by
So, if I start w/ default live Ub 20.04.1, I add the repo/s
mulit-uni-verse & synaptic (for general principles) and reconfigure
files preferences behavior to include 'show action to create symbolic
links'. Then for purposes of demonstration I create 2 new dir/s in
Documents of /word and /spread.
(Here I discover that I don't need the symlink function)
Then I R click the /word dir and copy it to the desktop; and similarly
the /spread dir.
Then I open LO Writer and create an empty .odt file in the desktop /word
dir and LO Calc and create an empty .ods file in the desktop /spread dir.
Now, from the desktop, I can open the /word file and click on the .odt
file (of my choice) and it auto-opens the file in LO Writer and/or I can
open the /spread file and click on the .ods file of my choice and it
auto-opens the file in LO Calc.
Personally, I would rather have a taskbar, but that would be for my
personal taste if I were using gnome on a regular basis for which I
prefer Cinnamon. It is much easier to do many different things
encountered in this task w/ Cinn than Gnome.