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Old 2nd June 2012, 04:10 PM
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Icons on the Desktop in Gnome 3.4.1

Just installed F17 and am not able to put launchers and documents on the desktop. With F16 I used to do this by copying a .desktop files to the folder /home/myself/Desktop/ but this does not work now. Help please!
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Old 2nd June 2012, 04:40 PM
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Re: Icons on the Desktop in Gnome 3.4.1

Install gnome-tweak-tool and make sure the file manager is set to handle the desktop.
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Old 2nd June 2012, 06:02 PM
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Re: Icons on the Desktop in Gnome 3.4.1

Thanks xjonquilix! I get this:

Code:
[root@DESKTOP winfix]# gnome-tweak-tool
No protocol specified
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/bin/gnome-tweak-tool", line 75, in <module>
    from gtweak.mainwindow import MainWindow
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/gtweak/mainwindow.py", line 20, in <module>
    from gi.repository import Gtk
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/gi/importer.py", line 76, in load_module
    dynamic_module._load()
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/gi/module.py", line 224, in _load
    overrides_modules = __import__('gi.overrides', fromlist=[self._namespace])
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/gi/overrides/Gtk.py", line 1525, in <module>
    raise RuntimeError("Gtk couldn't be initialized")
RuntimeError: Gtk couldn't be initialized
Am using 64-bit F17
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Old 2nd June 2012, 06:58 PM
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Re: Icons on the Desktop in Gnome 3.4.1

Do not try to run gnome-tweak-tool as root. Execute it from your user account.
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Old 2nd June 2012, 07:01 PM
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Re: Icons on the Desktop in Gnome 3.4.1

Used GNOME Shell Extensions: "Advanced Settings in User Menu" which is the same as the gnome-tweak-tool. Switched on Desktop: "Have Filemanager handle the desktop", and Voila! Thanks!
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Old 2nd June 2012, 07:03 PM
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Re: Icons on the Desktop in Gnome 3.4.1

If the gnome-tweak-tool installed, simply search for "Advanced Settings" from the Desktop. Alternatively tools are "Docky" and "Cario" that you can use with the Gnome Desktop.

Oh, @Krister Hallerg sorry we wrote together same time
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Old 2nd June 2012, 07:04 PM
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Re: Icons on the Desktop in Gnome 3.4.1

Please mark the thread as "SOLVED" if your issue has been resolved. Cheers!
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Old 2nd June 2012, 07:07 PM
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Re: Icons on the Desktop in Gnome 3.4.1

Thanks, how do I mark the thread as "SOLVED"?
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Old 2nd June 2012, 07:10 PM
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Re: Icons on the Desktop in Gnome 3.4.1

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Originally Posted by Krister Hallerg View Post
Thanks, how do I mark the thread as "SOLVED"?
Edit and Put [SOLVED] on your first thread.
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Old 2nd June 2012, 07:10 PM
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Re: Icons on the Desktop in Gnome 3.4.1

If you look the menu items associated with the first post in this thread, there is "Thread Tools". From that (drop-down) menu, you can choose "Mark the thread as SOLVED".
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Old 2nd June 2012, 07:16 PM
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Re: Icons on the Desktop in Gnome 3.4.1

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If you look the menu items associated with the first post in this thread, there is "Thread Tools". From that (drop-down) menu, you can choose "Mark the thread as SOLVED".
You're right my mistake sorry for that...
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