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Month: August 2017

Is it possible to change the desktop directory in TDE?

From: Thierry de Coulon <tcoulon@...>
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2017 22:01:52 +0200
Hello all,

I undestand the question may look strange, so here are a few explanations.

I have a laptop (Thinkpad X220 Tablett) that I use at work.
As you guess for "normal" work I use TDE, but unfortunately I found out that I 
can't use the touchscreen well with TDE. If I rotate the screen I can't 
calibrate it correctly (the pointer coordinates don't get rotated at all, so 
pointing up right shows the pointer left down...).

A recent install of openSuSE Leap 42.3 let me discover that Gnome 3 (Gnome 
Shell 3.20.2) has a Wacom calibration tool that solves this issue perfectly. 
I've even managed to run konqueror as file browser from Gnome's Dash, but I 
still prefer TDE.

So my present solution is to run TDE and TDM, and to logout/login in Gnome 
Shell when I need the Wacom Tablett.

There remains a (small) annoyance: I've set up three links on my Desktop (to a 
local directory and two NFS shares) and they appear as useless files on the 
Gnome Desktop.

Obviously, both TDE and Gnome use ~/Desktop as desktop folder. There does not 
seem to be any way to tell Gnome to do otherwise (there is little way to tell 
Gnome anything, seems), so I wondered if maybe Trinity can bw told to use 
another directory as Desktop directory?