sudden appearance of gnome-like icons on desktop

Auke Kok sofar at
Mon Oct 24 22:54:09 CEST 2005

joe_schmoe wrote:

>I must have made a mouse error, but suddenly I lost my desktop wallpaper 
>and three gnome-like icons appeared on my desktop. I've changed my 
>wallpaper, but the icons for my home, my computer and trash remain. What 
>do I need to reset?

I believe this is a FAQ entry: "what do I do if nautilus accidentally 
takes over my desktop?". Here's the text from the Xfce ML FAQ:

+ My desktop has disappeared!?

This happens often with nautilus, which by default takes over the
desktop. Please start nautilus with the --no-desktop flag, or use
gconfig-editor and unset the flag that tells nautilus to handle the
desktop. Start xfdesktop again and you should be OK again.



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