Home, Trash and Web icons used to be enabled by default on most Linux desktops – not anymore! I am often asked to add them back when I install Linux for some other people. They are part of the workflow, and I am not interested in changing workflows. I am simply interested in moving the user from Windows to Linux. This article describes how I do it for various Linux desktops.
To create the icons in LXDE, right-click on the desktop and select Create New/Blank File. Name the file Home.desktop. Right-click on the file and open it in Leafpad. Copy the following text in the file:
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Exec=pcmanfm Icon=user-home Terminal=false StartupNotify=true MimeType=x-directory/normal;inode/directory; Name=Home
Similarly, create a new Trash.desktop file with the following content:
[Desktop Entry] Icon=user-trash Type=Application Exec=pcmanfm trash:/// Categories=FileManager;Utilities;GTK; Terminal=False StartupNotify=true MimeType=x-directory/normal;inode/directory; Name=Trash
/usr/share/applications stores desktop files for all installed GUI applications. Copy
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