Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 197111
desktop icons don't re-appear after hidden
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:36 EST
Description of problem:
If I disable the desktop icons via the /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop
gconf key, they disappear. If I re-enable them, they don't re-appear. I noticed
that nautilus was not running, so I opened a folder to see if the icons would
re-appear then. They didn't.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Exactly what do you mean. How could the icons show up when nautilus isn't even
However, if show_desktop is true and you launch nautilus (and it wasn't running
before) you should get a desktop with icons. Unless ---no-desktop was passed to
nautilus. How did you "open a folder"?
Just try this:
gconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop false
gconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop true
After I do this, my desktop icons are still hidden.
How did I open a folder? The Places menu.
As far as the question "How could the icons show up when nautilus isn't even
running?", I don't know the answer. But I'd expect that re-enabling show_desktop
would, you know, show the desktop. It doesn't.
Nautilus is the thing listening to the changes to the setting, but if
show_desktop is false and there are no other nautilus windows open then nautilus
will not be running, so it can't detect the change.
We could either keep nautilus running anyway just to solve this issue, or create
a daemon specifically to listen to this change and keep that in the session.
The problem doesn't seem important enought for either of the solutions to be