Desktop icons are now provided by a Gnome Shell extension, which is still very new and underdevelopped.
A workaround is to navigate your icons in the file manager: they live in the "Desktop" folder.
If an active desktop is critical in your workflow, you better move to a desktop environment that fully supports them: Xubuntu, Kubuntu, ... Ubuntu uses ...
I experience this too, with fresh Ubuntu 20.04 installation. I see the root cause of this was found ( https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mutter/+bug/1892440 ).
I can offer my workaround: add to autostart a trivial command that explicitly sets the "text scaling factor" after login. This change will be correctly noticed by the GNOME shell, ...
The image is known as a cable snake:
From the author's blog:
The GNOME shell bits to enable Thunderbolt 3 support were merged some
time ago and made it into 3.28. This means that the GNOME shell will
act as authorization agent and will automatically authorize new
thunderbolt 3 devices — if the user has administrator rights, is
currently logged ...
The issue is that I scaled my font using "Gnome Tweak" to 1.17. Apparently, the display doesn't like it when I scale my text to 1.17x of normal size.
I adjusted to 1.20 and everything fine now.
It is not possible to have two workspaces displayed on a single screen, not in Gnome Shell and not in any other desktop environment I know.
An easy way to put your browser in half of the screen is to use the shortcut key Super+Left/right. This will tile the browser window on the left or right of your screen. With similar hotkeys, other applications can then ...
Based on my experience, there are 2 packages required:
Luckily, these 2 can be installed easily with the following command:
sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-system-monitor gnome-tweaks
That's it, problem solved. No reboot required in my case.
In newer Gnome versions Comment and Terminal sections become mandatory so minimal .desktop file is now:
Name=Sample Application Name
Comment=A sample application