Description of problem:
if running gnome-tweak-tool inside a gnome-on-wayland session, then it
still offers the option: Icons on desktop on/off. But if choosing the on
option, nothing happens, and still no desktop icons appear. This
confuses the user.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Login to a gnome-on-wayland session
Gnome-tweak-tool should not offer the this option (inside a gnome-wayland session), or the desktop icons should appear.
If logging in into a gnome-wayland-session, then several variables are set which let you decide wether running wayland or not:
So it should be simple to decide whether wayland is running or not, and gnome-tweak-tool can decide to present the "desktop icons button" or not.
See also bug 1397624
*** Bug 1399364 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
As mentioned in bug 1397624 the GNOME developers enabled desktop icons on Wayland and this change will appear in the next minor release of 3.22 (and of course all future major releases).
F24 (which was mentioned in this bug report) still uses Gnome 3.20 which did not get the commit. As the fix is almost trivial (see https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=748347 for more details) a determined user should be able to test the change on 3.20 and convince the GNOME developers to add the commit also for the 3.20 branch.
However given the lack of feedback in this bug report I assume no one really cares enough for F24 to make that happen so I'm closing this as CLOSED/UPSTREAM (in the end this is not a fedora-specific bug but really just a missing feature).
(Sorry if I stepped on anyone's toes by closing this, feel free to reopen.)