i don't use (even in gnome2 days i didn't) icons on the desktop, but i believe it's the other way around:
- you need the file browser handling the desktop (as always did > even in gnome2 was nautilus handling the desktop icons, in gnome3 that functionality is turned off)
- then you have right-click menu and the basic icons in the desktop (a logout might be needed) but for further enhancements see 1b. here viewtopic.php?f=42&t=86813
dbbolton wrote:Just another long time user suffering from one of the idiotic design changes in Gnome 3.
on unrelated news wasn't gnome3 that invented it
Posted 03 February 2004 - 14:10
A quite essential hack as this seems to be a frequently asked question.
By default, Nautilus takes control over the desktop with icons and
right-click-menus. Quite a lot of users don't like this, and used to disable
this setting in the preferences with earlier versions of N.
With Nautilus 2.2 this preference was removed from the gui.
To disable this now, use gconftool and set a certain option to false (or find,
create and disable the relevant option in gconf-editor)
gconftool -t bool /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop -s false
(just see the date - 2004 - we are going all over the same
)http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/13791 ... -handling/