Recently my desktop looks like this.

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Looking at it, there are "duplicates" of the icons. But I can't move any of them and none will open if I double click on them.

The "bin" (bottom right) won't open either.

Has this happened to anyone else?

  • Try alt+f2 then type r and enter Jan 30, 2021 at 8:31
  • try to reboot, it restart most services and maybe can help you.
    – MandiYang
    Jan 30, 2021 at 8:52
  • silly question, but can you try changing your background image?
    – Jad
    Jan 30, 2021 at 9:02
  • What file manager are you running?
    – vanadium
    Jan 30, 2021 at 12:14
  • Compare it with the contents of the ~/Desktop/ directory. Also, you could try in the gnome-tweaks app's Extensions tab, to disable/re-enable the "Desktop icons" extension...
    – Levente
    Jan 30, 2021 at 13:12


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