I am running Linux Mint 18.2 64-bit from an external HDD with Gnome 3 as the desktop. I have several
*.desktop files in my
Desktop folder. But, they are not showing up. I have tried installing
gnome-tweak-tools and toggling
Icons on Desktop but it does nothing.
How can I get my desktop to be active? Thanks!
EDIT : I really don't think the issue is my
*.desktop files because they are just the ones that come with the apps. But, in case there is something weird with gnome, here it is one of them:
#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] X-AppInstall-Package=pidgin X-AppInstall-Popcon=3151 X-AppInstall-Keywords= pigeon;gaim;chat;windows;live;aim X-AppInstall-Section=main Name=Pidgin Internet Messenger GenericName=Internet Messenger Comment=Chat over IM. Supports AIM, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN, Yahoo and more Exec=pidgin Icon=pidgin StartupNotify=true Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=Network;InstantMessaging; X-MessagingMenu-UsesChatSection=true X-MessagingMenu-UsesChatSection=true X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=app-install-data`