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I have marlin set to my default file explorer , but when I open my desktop icons it still uses nautilus.

Is there a way to make marlin manage the desktop instead of nautilus?

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There is an only way to fix this: - Marlin should be able to draw the desktop - Modify mimetypes in /usr/share/applications/defaults.list to call marlin instead of nautilus

Marlin won't be drawing the desktop as it's a file manager and not a desktop drawer

BTW Elementary OS team has forked Marlin in a project known as Pantheon Files you can also check that out. Hope this helps

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that worked a charm, thanks heaps for the quick response , sorry I took so long to get around to this – MuffinStateWide Jun 17 '12 at 9:50

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