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The idea is to turn my Desktop into a place where I can put a image reference of what I am learning at the moment. This would be an example

This means:

  • puttig an image of the reference of what I'm learning as a background of the Desktop (already possible)

  • having the icons of files, folders or even removable USB pens available (one click away) but without blocking te view to that background

Any Ideas? Or alternative solutions?

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You mean you want the image as a background? – terdon Aug 28 '12 at 12:37
Would you rephrase your question. It's very confusing. – slybloty Aug 28 '12 at 12:48
@terdon Exactly. But without the icons blocking the view to that background. – Alexandre Martins Aug 28 '12 at 14:10
Why don't you just create a folder on the desktop and move all your desktop icons into that folder? – terdon Aug 28 '12 at 14:12
@slybloty Done. Is this more clear? – Alexandre Martins Aug 28 '12 at 14:20
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This is not an answer to my question but, until now, it IS the best solution I could find.

I wrote a script called cs with the following code

    eog --fullscreen [path to the image I want to see]

and placed it in ~/bin since this is in my $PATH.

Then I run:

    chmod +x ~/bin/cs

Finally, to get access to it, I just press Alt-F2 and then cs (as in cheatsheet) followed by Enter.

This if far from ideal since I:

  • can't click on it

  • don't have a single keyboard command defined for it

  • have to remember it is there instead of having it by default

So, if you have a better solution, please state it.

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