Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 163007
After session KDE icons (System, Home, and Trash) are left in GNOME desktop
Last modified: 2008-03-10 13:32:58 EDT
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Description of problem:
I'm not certain whether this problem should be filed against KDE or switchdesk; however, here's problem I am encountering:
Switching sessions from Gnome to KDE and back to Gnome result in KDE icons (System, Home, and Trash) appearing in the Gnome desktop.
The following files are placed in the ~/Desktop directory:
Expectation is that these files would be stored in the .kde or .local directory.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. From terminal create new user
2. Log in as new user using default switchdesk gui settings
3. Log out
4. Select KDE session from switchdesk gui
5. Log in as new user
6. Reply no to default desktop question
7. Log out
8. Select Gnome session from switchdesk gui
9. Log in as new user
Actual Results: Six icons appear on Gnome desktop.
Gnome icons: Computer, new_user's Home, Trash
KDE icons: System, Home, Trash
Expected Results: Only Gnome icons should have appeared.
it's a bug in nautilus, it should hide the KDE icons (System, Home, Trash)
This bug is present in FC5tes3 also,
Only Trash Icon (from KDE) available on Gnome Desktop
Problem is still occuring in the released version of FC5.
I'm not sure why nautilus should go through special cases for kde files.
Honoring OnlyDisplayIn or something like that seems like a bad idea for a file
manager (although good in the menus) as those files would just disappear in e.g.
(In reply to comment #4)
> I'm not sure why nautilus should go through special cases for kde files.
> Honoring OnlyDisplayIn or something like that seems like a bad idea for a file
> manager (although good in the menus) as those files would just disappear in e.g.
It should not be nautilus's task. Since the bundled display managers are GDM or
KDM perhaps the developer(s) of those two utilities could add a little code to
hide KDE icons when a user selects a different desktop.
*** Bug 107009 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 169297 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I guess switchdeskt could do that.
I'm not sure it's a switchdesk's task. switchdesk is only used to switch the
desktop without changing the current desktop setting, in this case removing
Desktop files isn't good idea!
When you start KDE, kdesktop creates Home/Trash/System desktop files in
$HOME/Desktop that are needed for KDE enviroment.
IMO It's not really a bug in KDE but rather an KDesktop design issue that
causes the conflict with nautilus. This issue can't be fixed without massive
changes in KDE.
The KDE4 won't have this problem anymore since it uses new plasma, new
replacement for kdestop.