This problems seems to be dependent on which browser you are using, with Firefox it works as expected, however it does not work at all with Chrome or Chromium. This is strange behavior since that ability is probably controlled by the operating system not the browser.
I think we can call this a Linux Mint bug, mods can move this thread to the appropriate location.
741cc wrote:Don't you have to enable "let Nautilus/Nemo handle the desktop" in the settings window?
I could not find any such setting, if this actually exists please tell me where this setting is located
Kernel: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic (x86_64)
Compiled: #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:31:23 UTC 2012
Default C Compiler: GNU C Compiler version 4.7.2 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.7.2-2ubuntu1)
Distribution: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Desktop Environment: Cinnamon
File manager: Nemo 1.1.2