I'm using Lubuntu with LXDE UI. After system install I was able to enable "Use desktop as a folder" in Desktop Preferences. Then I was playing around with the settings and disabled it. Since then I'm not able to enable it again. When I click on the checkbox the Desktop Preferences dialog disappear immediately.

Is there any terminal command or configuration file which would enable this feature as well? Or where should I look for the error logs?

  • Not sure where the error log might be, I suggest you file a bug report against LXDE – Panther Feb 10 '16 at 12:44

Right click desktop → "Desktop Preferences" → "Advanced" Tab.

Check the box for "Show menus provided by window managers when desktop is clicked".

Click Close.

Right click desktop again and choose "System" → "Restart OpenBox".

Desktop icons/settings should restore.

  • Thanks, but unfortunately it does not solve my problem. I still get an internal error message when I enable "Desktop as a folder". – papaiatis Sep 27 '16 at 6:56

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