Peppermint OS Community Forum

Resources => Official Tutorials => Topic started by: PCNetSpec on June 17, 2015, 10:43:27 am

Title: Peppermint 6 - How to add Home/Computer/Network/Trash icons to the desktop
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 17, 2015, 10:43:27 am
The following tutorial is for Peppermint Six ONLY, it will NOT work in earlier versions of Peppermint

Now that Peppermint 6 has switched to the Nemo file manager (which also controls the desktop), it's easy to display any of the following icons on your desktop


Like the top 4 icons in this image
(click image to enlarge)

OK, let's do it....

First we need to install dconf-editor, so open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install dconf-editor
Now in the system menu fire up:-

menu > System Tools > dconf Editor

then in the left hand column of the dconf Editor window, navigate to the schema:-

org > nemo > desktop

now in the right hand column you'll have options to add ticks to the boxes


there's also an option for "volumes-visible" which will display icons for mounted volumes (CD/DVD's/SDcards/USB sticks/mounted network shares/etc.) on your desktop if you want.

Have fun, but be careful what you change in dconf-Editor  .. if you don't understand what a particular key does, probably best to leave it alone ;)