nothing on the desktop on netbook 10.10?

Asked by Devin Ridge on 2011-01-18

am i not supposed to be able to put files/things on my desktop on ubunto 10.10 netbook edition?

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Best mycae (mycae) said : #1

The netbook version uses a desktop environment known as "unity". Unity does not support desktop icons or files by design.

Apparently, however, you can place a folder in the left hand bar:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ubuntu_11.04_Alpha_Desktop.png

See the post by samantha in this thread:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+question/141704

Devin Ridge (junfoo88) said : #2

Thanks mycae, that solved my question.

Valters Jansons (sigv) said : #3

mycae has linked you already.
I am still looking for the file changes... so it might be possible to make the icons available at boot.