Fedora 16 Enable Keeping Files and Folders on Desktop

So you installed Fedora 16 (with Gnome 3) and now you are all like "Yo?  Why can't I put folders and files on my desktop?  What is a desktop FOR if I can't put stuff on it!?!!"  Actually that was ME.

So just open a terminal and enter this:

sudo yum install gnome-tweak-tool

Then type this:


There you go.  Try the options and your desktop will be useful again.  ALSO, if you have installed Fedora 16 on a laptop you can change the laptop lid close actions options, like whether it goes to sleep or just turns off or does nothing (which is nice if you are hooking it up to a monitor and using it as a workstation.)



  1. Thank you, easy, quick, simple and straight to the point! :)

  2. Holy cow, thank you. That was driving me nuts!


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