questions about xfce

Jay Ridgley jridgley2 at
Sun Apr 1 22:09:44 UTC 2012

On 04/01/2012 03:32 PM, Chris Green <cl at> wrote:
> Message: 8 Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2012 21:32:35 +0100 From: Chris Green <cl at>
> To: ubuntu-users at Subject: Re: questions about xfce Message-ID:
> <20120401203235.GB18623 at chris> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii On
> Sun, Apr 01, 2012 at 03:22:35PM -0500, Jay Ridgley wrote:
>> >  Folks,
>> >
>> >  I recently installed xfce on one of my systems (ubuntu 10.04 LTS) to
>> >  see what it was like. I used the command sudo apt-get install
>> >  xubuntu-desktop for the installation.
>> >
>> >  I have a couple of questions about some configuration items.
>> >
>> >  If this need to be asked in a different form please advise.
>> >
>> >  1. How do I remove the home, trash and file icons from my desktop I
>> >  tried to edit a file ~/.config/xfce4/desktop/icons.screen0.rc and
>> >  changed all the lines to comments (#  at the start of each line) but
>> >  the file was rewritten upon restart.
>> >
> You need to edit the file ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs, the various
> directories have to be*somewhere*, I have assigned them to a hidden
> directory.
>> >  2. How to disable the screen saver lock? I configured it with the
>> >  lock screen button unchecked, but that did not work.
>> >
> I'm not quite sure what you mean by this - do you want to disable the
> screen saver?
> -- Chris Green

Thanks Chris

What I want is to have the screen saver run but NOT require a password when I 
want back on my system. In GNOME if the System>Preferences>Screensaver Lock 
screen when screensaver is active button is left blank no password is required. 
That is what I wish to have happen.

I am also getting a message that the Gnome Screensaver is running which requests 
that it be stopped (wording is no exact here)  could that have a bearing on the 



Jay Ridgley
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