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Chapter 1. Enabling desktop icons
You can enable the desktop icons functionality and move files to the desktop.
1.1. Desktop icons in RHEL 9
Desktop icons are provided by the Desktop icons GNOME Shell extension, which is available from the
Desktop icons in GNOME Classic
The GNOME Classic environment includes the
gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons package by default. Desktop icons are always on, and you cannot turn them off.
Desktop icons in GNOME Standard
In GNOME Standard, desktop icons are disabled by default.
To enable desktop icons in the GNOME Standard environment, you must install the
1.2. Enabling desktop icons in GNOME Standard
This procedure enables the desktop icons functionality in the GNOME Standard environment.
The Extensions application is installed on the system:
# dnf install gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons
- Open the Extensions application.
Enable the Desktop Icons extension.
1.3. Creating a desktop icon for a file
This procedure creates a desktop icon for an existing file.
- The Desktop icons extension is enabled.
Move the selected file into the
Check that the icon for the file appears on the desktop.