What has happened to desktop icons in rawhide?

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Mon Jan 24 18:01:47 UTC 2011

Matthias Clasen (mclasen at redhat.com) said: 
> > Does anyone have any other workarounds?
> gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true
> Note that nautilus seems to crash when the key is changed while it is
> running, so do it before starting nautilus.

If this is the sort of thing that people who have set up their desktop with
icons may want, but we don't want as the normal way going forwards, why
not set this key to be enabled in the gconf->gsettings migration schema, but
off in the actual schema default for new installs?


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