Answered Enable desktop icons and right click in ElementaryOS Freya

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  1. hari krishna

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    guys, please help me how to enable desktop in elementary os freya

    /edit solution: https://elementaryforums.com/index....ght-click-in-elementaryos-freya.198/#post-232

     
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    Post #6 by elysium, May 28, 2015
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    What do you mean with "enable desktop"?
     
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    Thanks for the reply,

    I am sorry I don't know the exact term for that. What I want is access to the content that i put in the desktop to be visible on the home screen(unlike files>home>desktop) and also i would like to know whether i can get the option to create a new folder on the home screen it self by right clicking on it

    Please see the link below if you can't understand what I mean though this tutorial did not work for me
     
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  6. Mukesh Tayade

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    Just find my blog once again I have updated some steps
    install nautilus dconf-tools,
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install nautilus dconf-tools
    open dconf-tools and go to org → gnome → nautilus→ desktop and tick on any option. which you want to view on desktop.
    Then go to,
    org → pantheon → cerbere and add 'nautilus -n' entry as follows.
    ['wingpanel', 'plank', 'slingshot-launcher --silent', 'nautilus -n']
    Open Terminal and type and execute following command,
    nautilus -n
    Again open dconf-editor and go to,
    org → gnome → desktop → background and tick on Show-Desktop-Icons box
    Updated blog is available on following link,
    http://mylinuxideas.blogspot.in/2015/04/enable-desktop-icons-and-right-click-on.html
    I have personally tested it on one physical system and one VM also.
    It is working fine.
     
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    Thank you very much Mukesh, your solution is absolutely working. There is one little correction (on my elementary), i had to add "nautilus -n" on org > pantheon > desktop > cerbere.

    Summary to enable Desktop-Icons and RightClick on Elementary OS Freya:

    Code (Text):
    sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends nautilus dconf-tools
    Code (Text):
    #Start dconf-tools with this bash command:
    dconf-editor
    • org → gnome → nautilus→ desktop and tick on any option. which you want to view on desktop.
    • org → pantheon → desktop → cerbere and add 'nautilus -n' entry as follows.
      ['wingpanel', 'plank', 'slingshot-launcher --silent', 'nautilus -n']
    • Open Terminal and type and execute following command: nautilus -n
    • org → gnome → desktop → background and tick on Show-Desktop-Icons box
    See Screenshots:

    elementaryOS_Freya_Desktop_Icons_enable2.png

    elementaryOS_Freya_Desktop_Icons_enable1.jpg

    Result:

    ElementaryOS_Freya_Desktop-icons_RightClick.jpg

    More Background Informations, see Mukesh's Blog: http://mylinuxideas.blogspot.in/2015/04/enable-desktop-icons-and-right-click-on.html . I'm going to mark this Thread as Solved.
     
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    Thanks it works :D
     
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    Sorry for posting into an old thread, but is there a way to change the font color of the icons? The black font doesn't look nice with most of my favorites wallpapers.
     
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    Same question :

     
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    i have no 'cerbere' folder! :eek:
    Can someone tell me where it is, or how to get it? :confused:
    I have Elementary OS Freya, just downloaded this week.
    I want to enable desktop icons and right click.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Schorny

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    Ehm.. I am not the pro, but you may click on the "cerbere" between your "calculator" and "desktop", are there the same options?
     
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    Wow I am really blind, didnt even see that one. Thanks for replying.
    How do I edit the entry? I tried double clicking, right clicking and googling this question. :3
     
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    Same question. I can't find this option in dconf-editor.
    Plz halp
     

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