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Any idea why Gnome Tweak tool does not turn on desktop icons when set to "ON"

asked 2016-10-13 20:27:17 -0500

pyrrhic gravatar image

updated 2016-10-15 07:00:08 -0500

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Clean install on newly formatted space. No error messages on install nor on Gnome tweak tool install. Tweak tool appears to provide its other functions normally. However, setting desktop icons and associated functionality to "ON" has no effect, nor does it cause any message to pop up. All suggestions would be appreciated. Platform is i7 intel, with UEFI.

In case anyone asks:

gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons answers back...

true it should.

Best and thanks, Pyrrhic

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Thank you JMT! I was away from Fedora for a few years and - barely - knew FC25 was moving to Wayland. I really appreciate the answer as it was driving me crazy. Especially as the tweaker was mostly working. Desktop icons are important to me so I see I will have to do some research ... obviously Xorg is one way to handle it - thank you also for suggesting a solution. I would upvote your answer but do not have enough points as yet. I am sure, however, that others are going to be 'caught out' by this too.

pyrrhic gravatar imagepyrrhic ( 2016-10-14 12:46:19 -0500 )edit

@pyrrhic Hi, Fedora 25 is still in development (Fedora_Release_Life_Cycle is still not final). If you find a problem, you should report a bug.

hhlp gravatar imagehhlp ( 2016-10-15 06:35:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-10-14 10:12:45 -0500

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Fedora 25 is using Wayland by default instead of Xorg. Desktop icons are not supported on Wayland. You can select "Gnome on Xorg" on the login screen.

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