Nautilus version 3.28 has its desktop icon function. This feature was reintroduced through the new Gnome homescreen icon Extension with the first beta version Back In August.
The Desktop Icons extension is getting closer and closer to its 1.0 stable version, and the candidate release version has been released on Gnome Shell extension Website yesterday. The latest Desktop Icons 1.0 RC has some important features Variety:
- Allows to expand rubber band operation between screens
- Resolved errors when connecting or disconnecting the monitor
- Fixed drag and drop operation for multi-monitor settings
- Add HiDPI support
- Add rename, similar to Nautilus
- Add thumbnail support
- Add drag and drop support between files on the desktop
- Add support for icons in desktop files
- Added keyboard shortcuts to support selection
- Add internationalization support
- Add symbolic link flags to symbolic links
- Fixed an issue where the rubber band stopped when selecting above the shell or window
- Use domain code repair to start the desktop file
- Implement meson construction support
The main extension developer Carlos Soriano (maintainer of Nautilus and director of GNOME) Say In this version, the extended functions exceed those previously provided by Nautilus.
This is because Nautilus draws a large window on multiple monitors, and the Desktop Icons extension “achieves reasonable multi-monitor processing by providing a flexible grid for each monitor.”
More importantly, the Nautilus desktop icon is only available on Xorg, and the extension also supports Wayland. Desktop Icons currently lack only one feature-it does not support drag and drop between desktop icons and windows. The first stable version of the desktop icon should provide this feature and is expected to be released in about a month.
By the way, despite using the newer Gnome version (Gnome 3.28 for Ubuntu 18.04 and Gnome 3.30 for Ubuntu 18.10), Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and 18.10 still include Nautilus 3.26, which still has the desktop icon function. This is why Ubuntu 18.10 and 18.04 users can add icons to their desktops. Hopefully, due to this extension, Nautilus will eventually be updated in a future Ubuntu version.
Get Gnome Shell’s desktop icon extension
of the simplest The way to install the Desktop Icons extension is to search
Desktop Icons In the Gnome software, then click
If your Linux distribution does not support it, another way to install the Gnome Shell extension is to use the Gnome Shell extension website. You need to install a browser extension and a
chrome-gnome-shell. of Gnome Wiki The page on how to install these software according to the web browser and Linux distribution you use. After overwriting everything, please restart your web browser and go to homescreen icon “Page” on the Gnome Shell Extensions website, and then click the “Close” switch to turn it on.