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I can't right click anything and there aren't the usual icons on my desktop. I'm using Gnome classic. I think there was a gnome setting that turns off or back on.

How can I fix this?

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closed as not a real question by hexafraction, devav2, con-f-use, Ringtail, jokerdino Nov 5 '12 at 3:27

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possible duplicate of I cannot right click on the desktop – jokerdino Nov 5 '12 at 3:27
Duplicate of How to configure GNOME 3 to show icons on desktop. – tanius Sep 14 '13 at 13:59
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Solved by the OP:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true
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