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    Default 12.1 with gnome desktop

    I have opensuse 12.1 installed on my laptop and my desktop computers both using gnome. My desktop install seems to work properly, but on the laptop I am not able to right click or add anything to the Desktop. If I add something to the desktop it doesn't appear graphically but if I do an ls in the terminal it is there. Has anyone else seen this problem and have a solution?

    Thanks ..

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    Default Re: 12.1 with gnome desktop

    On Tue, 10 Jan 2012 14:36:02 +0000, melino33 wrote:

    > I have opensuse 12.1 installed on my laptop and my desktop computers
    > both using gnome. My desktop install seems to work properly, but on the
    > laptop I am not able to right click or add anything to the Desktop. If I
    > add something to the desktop it doesn't appear graphically but if I do
    > an ls in the terminal it is there. Has anyone else seen this problem and
    > have a solution?


    You don't state which desktop environment you use, but what you describe
    sounds like GNOME3.

    In fallback mode, you can add icons to the desktop. In full G3 mode, you
    can't - it's a feature of the new "clean" interface. Some people like
    it, some don't.

    If you want to force fallback mode, go into the system settings (click
    your name in the upper-right corner to expose the menu), select "system
    info" and then "graphics" and enable the "forced fallback mode".

    That'll give you a more GNOME 2-like experience (it's not exactly like
    GNOME 2 as applets from G2 won't run).

    You may need to install gnome-tweak-tool to enable other specific
    features, like having the file manager handle the desktop.

    Jim

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