Lost desktop functions with Cinnamon Update 3.4.6+betsy [workaround]

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Lost desktop functions with Cinnamon Update 3.4.6+betsy [workaround]

Post by bpeary » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:48 pm

After updating my LMDE 2 (level 3 updates) my desktop is just a background picture -- no shortcut icons, no right-click menu. I can get to those shortcuts by opening nemo in the main menu and opening /home/myusername/desktop, and they're all there and functional. Any suggestions to fix this?
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Re: Lost desktop functions with Cinnamon Update 3.4.6+betsy

Post by bpeary » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:08 am

I should mention that I've tried some of the fixes in similar posts a few years ago: nemo -n, nemo -q, and changing/changing back 'show desktop icons on primary monitor', with no effect. Then installed and switched to mate, which works normally.

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Re: Lost desktop functions with Cinnamon Update 3.4.6+betsy

Post by bpeary » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:36 pm

I found a workaround for this issue on the web. in menu - preferences - startup applications, add a custom application called anything (e.g., 'nemo workaround'), with the command nemo-desktop and a 5-second delay. There already was an entry for Files, calling nemo -n, which wasn't working. No amount of diddling with Files (e.g., changing the command to nemo-desktop, deleting and restoring) worked.

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