no more icons

Ronnie Whisler mrwislr at
Wed Oct 25 14:42:12 UTC 2006

Did any of these "developers"  try using the trashcan panel   when the
panel has autohide enabled?  My guess is they did not.... why?  Because
it doesnt' work.... Rendering the trashcan unusable..... Also why is
this clean desktop sooooo important.... there are many many many
individuals out there using linux/xubuntu because a friend set it up
for them on their old computers..... THESE PEOPLE NEED THOSE ICONS.....
but as always the linux developers don't think about that.... then they
write articles yelling about how linux isn't gaining wider
acceptance.....  AND I simply love how this decision was made
immediately before the last release..... when everything is frozen...
if this clean desktop was so important why didn't you remove them a lot
earlier......  friggin sneaky and actually really really dumb..... your
trashcan panel doesn't work in most situations guys soooo thanks for
disabling a cool new feature for the rest of us... GIVE US A CHOICE  OR
AT LEAST SOME FRIGGIN TIME TO DISCUSS IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On Wed, 25 Oct 2006 11:11:43 +0300
"Jani Monoses" <jani.monoses at> wrote:

> On 10/25/06, Adam Miller <maxamillion at> wrote:
> > I agree, i think they were a good addition for the majority. I
> > don't tend to use them, but I have heard more people speak praise
> > of the icons than those who spoke harshly of them. I am not a core
> > dev and don't make the decision, but my vote is to put them back.
> >
> Guys if you hardly use them let those who would use them complain ;)
> Actually I did not like them and I heard one mail against them on this
> list and one on upstream Xfce both asking how to remove them.
> Whereas durng dapper I heard noone asking for them so I concluded that
> they are not that useful after all.
> As for decisions I agree I did not ask only because it was one day
> before total freeze. But otherwise users should decide not core devs
> and indeed I based my decision on two users' complaints and my opinion
> as I am a user too :)
> And it was in line with ubuntu's clean desktop with only removable
> media popping up.
> Items can be dragged on the trashcan on the panel or simply deleted
> via Del and they go there.Clicking on the panel icon opens thunar on
> it etc. , the functionality is all there.
> Sorry if I misjudged and it turns out more people liked those icons
> than those who prefer a clean (or at least cleanable) desktop, please
> speak up and it will be remedied by edgy+1. But by that time I hope
> upstream will make this configurable at least.
> Jani

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