This question is closely related to other two questions: "How to Add a Shortcut On Desktop" and "How do I add icons to the desktop in 10.04?" (this being a closed question). And I know the answers mentioned there! The problem is it is not working.
I just made a fresh Ubuntu 10.04 install a couple of days ago. Everything works fine for the main user: I can paste anything to the desktop, and it just works.
But I have created another user - as simple as it can be (no special settings; I just created a non-admin user and set its password).
Then, I logged in using this other user account. I just want to create a link for a "Games" folder, for my son, and I simply can't! It doesn't accept "paste", and the right button mouse click does nothing.
I have made several Ubuntu installations, several user accounts, and this never happened to me before! I tried to search some configuration/setting to fix it, but found nothing. I had to use the "Preferences" menu to be able to change the background/wallpaper image.
If I paste files / folders / links to the "Desktop" file system folder, it works (i.e., the files are copied / moved to the "Desktop" folder), but nothing appears in the desktop screen!
And, what impressed me most, I found nothing searching on Google and Ask Ubuntu - I thought this would be a common issue... has anybody experienced this? Any clue to make the desktop just working normally?
Remembering: all works fine for the first user (the admin user created when installing the system).