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POLL: How many desktop icons?
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How many icons on your desktop?
1-5
33%
 33%  [ 6 ]
6-12
11%
 11%  [ 2 ]
13-21
27%
 27%  [ 5 ]
22-50
22%
 22%  [ 4 ]
51 or more
5%
 5%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 18

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Bernie_by_the_Sea


Joined: 09 Feb 2011
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Mar 2011, 10:12    Post subject:  POLL: How many desktop icons?  

How many icons do you have on the desktop?

I prefer icon clicking over menu searching so I have about 50 icons in Wary and about 75 in Windows. However, recently I’ve been playing with Knoppix and Mepis where I have only one icon on the desktop. I’m beginning to think menus might not be all that bad.
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puppyluvr


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PostPosted: Wed 23 Mar 2011, 10:30    Post subject:  

Very Happy Hello,
Nothing but drive icons....

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CatDude


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PostPosted: Wed 23 Mar 2011, 10:30    Post subject:  

Hi

I have 18 of them (at present), but they are all for drives/partitions.

For the apps that i use regularly i have wbar

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Bernie_by_the_Sea


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PostPosted: Wed 23 Mar 2011, 10:59    Post subject:  

My Puppy versus my Mepis... and I see I have only 31 plus drives in Wary -- it's Lucid where I have 50.
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bugman


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PostPosted: Wed 23 Mar 2011, 11:06    Post subject:  

home dir, music dirs, a couple of docs i need to be looking at

prefer a pretty picture

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Sit Heel Speak


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PostPosted: Wed 23 Mar 2011, 13:23    Post subject:  

Same philosophy here as puppyluvr and CatDude. Only drive icons, no application icons. Applications are started via wbar. Particular partition+subdirectory combinations can be added to the wbar menu for instant access, for example the / directory as shown in this screen capture. I, too, prefer a pretty picture, and besides, after a single application is up and filling the screen, what use are desktop icons?
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Billtoo


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PostPosted: Wed 23 Mar 2011, 14:03    Post subject:  

I 've got 25 and counting.
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Bernie_by_the_Sea


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PostPosted: Wed 23 Mar 2011, 14:46    Post subject:  

Sit Heel Speak wrote:

[snip] and besides, after a single application is up and filling the screen, what use are desktop icons?

Click on pager or click on show-desktop.
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mdev

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Mar 2011, 16:46    Post subject:  

Hm, let me count… 0 , incl. drive icons Smile

I'm using dwm with dmenu, no need for icons or mouse-clicking in general.
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Sit Heel Speak


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PostPosted: Wed 23 Mar 2011, 17:49    Post subject:  

Bernie_by_the_Sea wrote:
Sit Heel Speak wrote:

[snip] and besides, after a single application is up and filling the screen, what use are desktop icons?

Click on pager or click on show-desktop.
On a large monitor, that is two clicks with large wrist movement in between.

Since the window manager I'm using (l0wt3ch's build of icewm) very seldom puts a window entirely over the wbar tray, it usually takes me only one click --or, at most, a slight drag of a title bar down, then a click on wbar-- to start an app.

But I can see where your way might be preferable when using a small monitor, e.g. a netbook. Particularly if the background is such as to make wbar-at-the-top-edge not feasible. Or if there is not enough horizontal screen real estate to accommodate wbar.

And I can think of other scenarios where pager+desktop_icon might be preferable, e.g. want to keep two applications on separate pages.

Whatever puts water on your cooling-pond.
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Mar 2011, 18:52    Post subject:  

i don't use icons but if you count tabs - its 19.
yeahlaunch is my menu - much lighter than wbar but not as pretty.
well text can be pretty? Shocked

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Mar 2011, 21:27    Post subject:  




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ttuuxxx


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PostPosted: Wed 23 Mar 2011, 21:35    Post subject:  

21 desktop icons and 8 drive icons
never really add to them, So I'll vote for 21 icons. Drives vary
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stu90


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PostPosted: Thu 24 Mar 2011, 00:26    Post subject:  

excluding drive icons , anything from 1 - 5 desktop icons - normally file, browser and terminal icons.
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