• How do I get back my desktop icons?


    After updating gnome from 3.26 to 3.28 my desktop is not displaying any icons. I’ve tried using dconf-editor to adjust icon settings, but this does not help. Since gnome-themes-standard and gnome-tweak-tool were replaced in the update I tried to get my icons back in the tweak tool. But there’s not even an option there anymore. For now I’ve given up and switched to deepin. But I would still like to switch back to gnome, even though just ripping out desktop icons really seems like breaking my user experience.

    Anyone know how I get my icons back?

  • For GNOME 3.28 GNOME-devs removed the desktop icons from be handled by nautilus, so it seems that at the moment there is no common way to get them back, the plan is to reate an extension to handle this:

    https://gitlab.gnome.org/csoriano/org.gnome.desktop-icons

    But it is not ready now…

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/gnome-to-users-desktop-icons-are-moving-to-gnome-shell-with-gnome-3-28-519405.shtml

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  • Ok that answers that question in full with some nice background info. Thank you.

    I suppose I’m not the only one scratching my head why such a giant change in user experience is warranted for some “cool new features and goodies” I do not experience and cannot see other than read in some blogpost . Something other than gnome it is 🤦‍♂️.I’ll see what appears after banging my head against my keyboard repeatedly in a random pattern.

  • Humans are creatures of habits 😉

    better get used to something new! may way better in the long term…

    I see mostly users using the desktop to store files they may or may not need, or only need one time…
    then they use it as storage for needed stuff (i put it here and later i paste it to where it belongs)…

    Then after a year desktop is full of non organized stuff…

    instead files should go immediately where there belong too, or be deleted.

    For temp. stuff i use Downloads.

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    antergos:_rescue
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    :handshake: donate antergos

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