What has happened to desktop icons in rawhide?

Matthias Clasen mclasen at redhat.com
Mon Jan 24 21:35:39 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-01-24 at 13:01 -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> 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?

Migration just copies whatever value you had in your gconf db, it is not
set up to 'inject' new values. And since the old default was 'true', few
people will have it in their local db (unless they set it to false...).

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