As far as my memory goes, the map 'Desktop' contains the files which are shown on your desktop. However, my desktop is empty, while having files present in the map.
Yes, I mostly prefer an empty desktop, but it seems strange to me to be unable having anything on the desktop. And sometimes it just comes in handy to have certain files close.
So, my question is: How to enable having files on my desktop again?
I am using Debian Wheezy with Gnome 3.
Edit: I am not interested in installing different desktop environments, just in a solution to get this working in Gnome3.