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execute script on desktop double click

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Hello :)

I finally made the real switch a couple months ago, after using nix off and on for years. I am going with Ubuntu for now just to get my feet wet, but I will likely stick with Debian.

I can do everything I need, so now I have been focusing on the missing things I want. now? a feature like "stardock fences" for ubuntu, a script that will show/hide my desktop icons when I double click on the desktop.

I see how I can do that part, here:

but what I can't find is how to activate that script when I double click on any blank area of the desktop. any clues?

thanks guys :)
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I would be interested to know how to do that as well, it might be usefull for other scripted actions.

Until someone come up with the answer, a temporary solution could bind 2 gsettings commands to 2 keyboard shortcuts, such as:

one for hidding desktop icons (ctrl+H)
gsettings set org.mate.background show-desktop-icons true
one for showing desktop icons (ctrl+U)
gsettings set org.mate.background show-desktop-icons false
Please note that my gsettings schemas refer to a debian installation with Mate desktop environment, your own gsettings may differ.