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I have installed Thunar instead of Nautlius. And now I have nothing on my desktop after reboot. How to solve this problem? I have checked gnome-tweak-tool and "have file manager handle Destop" is ON. Please help. But they exist in Desktop folder

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Thunar doesn't handle the desktop.

You might get this script to work to do what you want, but you might be better of re-installing nautilus and using thunar as the file manager.

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Thanks, I have reinstalled nautilus. I cannot give you + because I have not reputation enough, sorry. – Nadir Novruzov Oct 25 '13 at 8:33
Not important to me - as long you've got the help you need:) Not sure if you can accept the answer. – 23 93 26 35 19 57 3 89 Oct 25 '13 at 10:47
@NadirNovruzov Please use the accept answer button to formally accept the answer. – landroni Jan 15 '14 at 21:37

It is correct that Thunar is currently unable to manage your desktop.

You can re-install Nautilus, but I prefer using NEMO for this.

NEMO will remember exactly where you place your icons on your desktop from session to session. Nautilus does not seem to do that.

Caveat: Unless someone has found an answer that I have not, there is no way to hide the "Computer" and "Home" icons on the NEMO-managed desktop. Clicking on either runs NEMO instead of Thunar.

To use NEMO:

After setting Thunar as your default file manager and uninstalling Nautilus, do two simple steps:

1) install NEMO and 2) open a terminal and enter this:

gsettings set org.nemo.desktop show-desktop-icons true

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