Extra info on Desktop icons ?? Fwd: say, what?

Aaron Haviland orion at parsed.net
Thu Jul 24 02:38:17 BST 2008

Bill Ricker wrote, on Jul 23, 2008 at 08:28 EDT:
> How did my friend Mike get into this situation?
>   -- Bill

I couldn't say *how* he got into it, but I can tell you how to get out...

> -- 
> Bill
> n1vux at arrl.net bill.n1vux at gmail.com
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Mike Padlipsky <the.map at alum.mit.edu>
> Date: Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 4:08 AM
> Subject: say, what?
> To: William D Ricker <n1vux at arrl.net>, "Ricker, William"
> <William.Ricker at fmr.com>
> can you 'splain to me howcome alluva sudden ick-ons on my [7.10]
> desktop are suddenly telling me all unnecessarily what the type of the
> file they're ick-onizing is?  and, of c., how to un-do same.

In a nautilus window, in the menus, go to Edit->Preferences, click on the Display
tab, and under "Icon Captions"
He probably has the first dropdown box set to "Type" instead of "None"

Of course, that's in 8.04. I don't know if that changed between it and 7.10.

Aaron Haviland
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