Description of problem:
Hiding icons on desktop via gnome-tweak-tool does not work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open gnome-tweak-tool
2. click on Desktop tab
3. turn off "Icons on Desktop" switch
Icons on desktop should disappear.
Icons on desktop does not disappear.
When switch is on, checking checkboxes (with Home, Trash...) does work, though.
nautilus now ignores the gsetting when running under the classic session. enabling/disabling still works in a normal gnome session.
I think it is the same problem like:
It is possible (and Carlos will confirm or disconfirm) that desktop icons option is not valid for gnome-classic session. If so it should be disabled in that case otherwise it is quite confusing.
(In reply to Tomas Pelka from comment #6)
> It is possible (and Carlos will confirm or disconfirm) that desktop icons
> option is not valid for gnome-classic session. If so it should be disabled
> in that case otherwise it is quite confusing.
As comment 3 points out yes, it's not valid to disable them in gnome-classic session. I'm not aware that this was ever possible.
I agree gnome-tweak-tool should disable that button when that's the case.
I agree that we should disable the button in classic mode, but I am not sure that this mostly cosmetic issue qualifies as a blocker.
Still reproducible in RHEL 7.6 with:
did you try it with clean installation? I have tried it and it is working for me in clean installation, but not in my "working RHEL".
I tried on clean 7.6 installation on remote machine via VNC and it works. On my local working RHEL and RHEL in virtual machine, where both I have from version 7.3 it does not work.
@Carlos is there eventually some sort of nautilus/gnome-tweak-tools config that we should clean to switch back to default settings?
Seems Tweaks checks for that setting still, that's an issue upstream since it shouldn't check whether to show the button or not in that way. Will work with upstream for a solution.
I proposed a change upstream and I have a fix here, however it's missing the blocker flag (which I cannot see).
I guess it can wait til 7.7
This is a duplicate of bug #1460768, as long as this is about disabling/hiding the Show Icons on/off switcher in the Desktop section of gnome-tweaks. I'm not closing it as such for now, because it seems here is a longer discussion. The older bug contains a proposed patch, thus I'd close this as a duplicate of the other.
For me, with nautilus-184.108.40.206-6.el7.x86_64, in the "standard" (non-classic) session, the on/off doesn't hide icons, but that might be a question for nautilus, I believe, because it provides the functionality.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1460768 ***
The change for this particular bug, not for the duplicate, causes regression filled as bug #1789491 due to incomplete backport (comment #21).