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HOW TO detect dynamically mounted drives with Gnome 3.28

asked 2018-04-08 19:21:03 -0500

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With the elimination of desktop icons for Gnome 3.28, I need to replace the dynamic appearance of an icon on the desktop corresponding to the plug in of a USB or other device. Now, to know if one such device is mounted, I have to invoke nautilus and look in it's corner of bookmarks. But nautilus does not pop up to indicate a new drive.

To replace the Home folder, the network connection, the trash box and mounted drives, I did create some xxxx.desktop files.

Using the xxxx.desktop, I am able to create an icon for my home folder, for my /project folder, a xxxx to show me mounted drives within /run/media/LOGNAME/

These icons are placed into the favourites bar.

HOWTO DO THIS? I would like to be have a trash.desktop file that would open the trash desktop application so I can review the contents of the trash can.

I am ranting about 3.28 changes. With a blank desktop, one should ask, "Who needs a desktop?"
My advice to the developers, Replace the desktop with the [Frequent] display Thus, one click launches a "frequently used application"

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answered 2018-04-09 12:03:55 -0500

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I get a Nautilus popup when I plug in a drive. I would recommend using the Gnome Tweak Tool to enable the Places Status Indicator extension. This adds a Places menu beside the Activities button in the top-left corner. This menu contains all your folder shortcuts from Nautilus (except Trash).

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