Drag and drop, Right click functions (Solved)

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    bones113

    Hi first post here. I am new to Antix but not new to Linux. I am a long time PCLinuxOS user and a member of the forum there. Long story short a friend had a very old laptop he asked me to resurrect. It is a IBM R51 model with a 1.6 ghz centrino cpu, 40 gig hardrive, 1.25 gigs of ram. It is 32 bit only and is a non pae cpu. I installed Antix full on it and all hardware is working as it should. 2 things I need help with is I cant drag apps from the menu to the desktop and also there is no right click function such as copy and paste etc. Could be this is how the distro is built. That is why I am here. Otherwise I find this distro very stable and it works quite well.

    Thanks.
    Tony

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    Hi bones113, you can drag and drop apps from /usr/share/applications to the desktop,
    if you use a desktop with rox or space eg. rox-fluxbox, space-fluxbox, rox-icewm (which is the default).

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    Hi, bones113
    antiX comes with 4 (four) different window managers (IceWM, JWM, fluxbox and herbstluftwm) , and 2 (two) different file managers (ROX and SpaceFM). Take this into account when asking questions as things work differently for each of them. Also, toolbar buttons may change from version to version of the antiX system, so specifying what version you are using is also important (antiX 17 vs antiX 19b3 for example).

    I will assume you are using the default desktop (IceWM + ROX).

    2 things I need help with is I cant drag apps from the menu to the desktop

    As far as I know, you cannot drop “apps” from the menu, but you can add .desktop files (equivalent to “quick links” for “apps”). Most of the apps installed will have their .desktop “links” in /usr/share/applications, but an easy way to get there should be as illustrated by the next screenshot:
    Menu { Desktop Selection { Rox panel on/off { All apps { Drag and drop specific app

    and also there is no right click function such as copy and paste etc.

    There is this function inside any File manager or any other program.
    Are you perhaps referring to right clicking on the desktop? If so, you must know that, by default on antiX, right-clicking on an empty space on the desktop will open the main menu. if you don’t like this, you may change this behavior in the corresponding File Manager you are using.

    You must know that all “items” on the ROX desktop are not “real”, but links. If you want real items on the desktop (meaning the files dragged/copied to the desktop are stored as real files in ~/Desktop), please use SpaceFM as main File Manager (by going to Menu > Desktop > Other Desktop > Space – IceWM)

    If nothing helps, please explain a bit more about your problems and I am sure we can help you.

    Welcome to the forum.

    Edit: caprea was quicker, but hopefully something here helps.

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    I am using the latest full version 17.4.1 I think. Along with the default desktop. Thanks for the reply.

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    Thanks for the tip on getting links on the desktop. I guess I have a learning curve on Antix. It is a bit different than PCLinuxOS for sure. It is a good operating system and this old laptop has new life. A good 32 bit distro is getting harder to find these days. My friend will be very pleased with Antix over the old operating system which was Windows Vista.
    Thanks again. I will label this solved.

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