Legacy icons in XFCE

I finally upgraded to Slackware64 14.2. I made a clean install and set up the system to be -multilib. I use XFCE and I wanted to use my favourite GNOME Colors icon theme. It is not available at SBo for Slackware 14.2 anymore and it depends on gnome-icon-theme that was removed from Slackware in favour of adwaita-icon-theme. Read the rest of this entry »


Thunar: do not execute shell script files

Every time I need to open a shell script file that is executable (typically a SlackBuild), I right click on it in Thunar and select my editor from the Open with sub-menu. I miss the functionality of Nautilus, where I could tell the file browser to directly open such shell script files in a text editor when double clicked.

I searched a little and found several discussions about it. Read the rest of this entry »


XFCE semi-transparent desktop icons text background

To make the XFCE desktop icons text background semi-transparent (as opposed to fully transparent) create this file in the $HOME directory: ~/.gtkrc-2.0 and put the following in it: Read the rest of this entry »


Hiding any file or folder in Thunar

Usually, programs store their configuration files in a hidden folder that resides within the user’s $HOME. Such folders start with a dot (.), and are therefore regarded as hidden by the file manager. There are however, programs that do not follow this convention and instead create a regular folder in $HOME to store their settings and system files. Its location cannot be changed, which can be particularly annoying. Read the rest of this entry »


Custom xdg user directories

I do not particularly like the standard folders that are automatically created in my $HOME. I used to just delete them and then set emblems on my own folders in XFCE. Some time ago, I found a discussion on LinuxQuestions about what program creates these automatically. Read the rest of this entry »