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Re: Stretch with Gnome 3.22 : Icons on desktop

On 2018-03-02, Bernard <bdebreil@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 02/03/2018 14:03, Liam O'Toole wrote:
>> On 2018-03-02, Bernard <bdebreil@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Hi !
>> You can create your own icons by drag-and-drop, copy-and-paste, or by
>> creating files in your ~/Desktop directory.
> It works this way on my old desktop running Debian Lenny and Gnome 2.22
> also on my laptop on Ubuntu 14.04..
> but not on my new Debian Stretch with Gnome 3.22. Here, there is no way 
> I can drag and drop something that will remain on the desk, nor can I 
> copy and paste ; I can just create files in my desktop directory, where 
> I can just have files, no app.

Strange. It works for me (as they say) with GNOME 3.22 on Stretch. I
also tried it with the same GNOME version on CentOS 7, also with

> I surely can have text files or pdf files 
> that will launch either Libreoffice or evince... 

Have you tried a simple

	cp /usr/share/applications/evince.desktop Desktop/


> and I could possibly put there a few sim links to apps, but this is
> far from being quick and easy as it used to be with gnome 2