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Re: How to remove some mounted partition icons?



On 1/6/08, Nils Philippsen <nphilipp redhat com> wrote:
>
> On Sat, 2008-01-05 at 13:16 -0900, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> > On Jan 5, 2008 10:55 AM, Valent Turkovic <valent turkovic gmail com> wrote:
> > > I meant exactly what I wrote. Having an icon on the desktop and not
> > > being able to remove it easily (just remove it not unmount it) goes
> > > agings everything I know about desktop usability.
> > Why just removed from the Desktop?
> > Why not also the Computer window?
> > Why not also the disk mounter panel applet?
> > Why not also the Places Menu?
> >
> > The Desktop is not the only interactive UI element where these things
> > show up. I don't understand why the Desktop would be singled out
> > specifically?
>
> Maybe because it's just so much more "in your face" than the rest, but
> really it should be treated the same on all of them. For me it boils
> down to:
>
> 1. If it's a permanent mount in /etc/fstab, my normal user persona
> usually may not unmount it.
> 2. If the mounted partiton/volume root isn't writable for that user,
> it's no more special than other non-writable directories like e.g. /usr.
> 3. With 1. and 2., I see no reason to have an automatic icon for it on
> the desktop, in the computer window, on the disk mounter applet or in
> the places menu. Especially not one I can't remove ;-).
>
> Then I don't see a reason for icons that can't be removed, except in the
> case of removable media or hardware (to have a means to unmmount/prepare
> the HW for unplugging). For the rest, symlinks in ~/Desktop are just
> fine (where being removable comes with the package).
>
> Sounds sensible?
>
> Nils

I think you have nailed it. It sounds really sensible.

Valent.

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