It seems adding desktop icons are a pain in Fedora. Can someone please tell me how I can place the Terminal icon on the desktop ? I have downloaded the gnome-tweak-tool and enabled icons on Desktop.

Also is there an application that I can use to do this ? Rather than editing the files in ~/local ?

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    It would have been better to include which desktop environment you're trying this with. Are you using traditional GNOME instead of GNOME Shell?
    – bitofagoob
    May 28, 2017 at 19:25
  • @bitofagoob Which ever one comes as default. I guess traditional gnome
    – ng.newbie
    May 28, 2017 at 19:35
  • @ng.newbie GNOME3 is the current default desktop on Fedora
    – fpmurphy
    May 29, 2017 at 1:21

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Assuming you've logged out & back in after enabling desktop icons in the tweak tool; using the gnome file browser, go to:


Search for, or find the file called 'terminal' in this directory, and drag it to the desktop.

  • Sir you are awesome. It worked
    – ng.newbie
    May 29, 2017 at 17:59

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