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Offline StormR

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No desktop Icons, new P10 install
« on: July 15, 2019, 10:22:02 am »
Hey, All!
Glad to be on the forums again. (Lost login info--preLastPass).
Just recently installed Peppermint 10 and there are no desktop icons at all. Haven't found anything thus far that applies directly or works (eg: icon size changes).
Not a total Linux or Peppermint noob; just mostly. I have no doubt that my problem searching is just not using the right search terms.
I've been using Peppermint since os5 (used a wide variety of distros before finding PM).
Hardware is a Dell Latitude E6500, a pretty hardy beast of a laptop, even if it's getting long in the tooth.
Much appreciation for any pointers.

jeff

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Re: No desktop Icons, new P10 install
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2019, 10:40:59 am »
Welcome back :)

Did you keep a home folder from a previous install ?

and are you saying nothing shows up on the desktop AT ALL .. so if you put a test file in
~/Desktop
it doesn't appear on the desktop ?
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Re: No desktop Icons, new P10 install
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2019, 11:26:13 pm »
Hi StormR, welcome to Peppermint. Are you expecting a bunch of software icons or something like that? The default installation is a clean desktop, you should only have a panel on the bottom of your desktop.
What was I thinking?