I tested nemo on Ubuntu 12.04. I made it the default file manager. When I uninstalled it, desktop icons disappeared and I can't do a right click on desktop to open menu.
How can I make Nautilus the default file manager, may this solve the problem ?
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You can try with launching
dconf-editor then go to:
org -> gnome -> desktop -> background
and put the tick on
show-desktop-icons as explained in the image below:
I was with the same problem as yours. Besides Michele tips, I also tried:
xdg-mime default nautilus.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true gsettings set org.nemo.desktop show-desktop-icons false
To make Nautilus the default manager, make sure that Nautilus is installed, if not you can install it. Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:adabbas/1stppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nautilus
Once its done, install a package called Exo Utilities. To install:
sudo apt-get install exo-utils
Once its done, run it by typing in terminal:
When it opens, click on the utilities tab, and make sure that nautilus is chosen as the preferred file manager, and then click close.