Hello, I am again new to Linux and gonna need it for studying and my thinkpad.
I was searching as a newbie for enabling desktop icons for the Manjaro Budgie Version 1.8.0 stable. I found solutions, which aren't solved my issue of not working desktop icons and missing desktop menu in Budgie-Settings. I got a friend helping me and some google.
In my opinion the Budige desktop should fully supported by manjaros community release, esp. in future. For me it was a bit annoying to set everything up at my thinkpad and this wasn't working like in Solus. I do just need a working relevant Distro.
So here is my solution (to discuss.)
OS: Community Budige 18.1.0 stable ISO installed + updated (worked NOV 15th)
Requirements: nautilus-legacy, gnome-desktop, dependencies, gnome-tweak
Why?: nautilus-legacy (file browser) is not working by its shortcut after installing. Also we need a simple way to enable desktop icons.
Step 1: Install nautilus-legacy
terminal: sudo -Syu nautilus-legacy (yes, yes)
Step 2: Install nautilus-legacy dependencies
terminal: sudo pacman -Syu exempi gnome-autoar gnome-desktop gvfs libexif libnautilus-extension nautilus-sendto tracker git gobject-introspection gtk-doc meson packagekit (yes)
Step 3: linking newer gnome-desktop to the older version supported by nautilus-legacy (I don't know what ln is, maybe symlink)
terminal: sudo ln -s /usr/lib/gnome-desktop-3.so /usr/libgnome-desktop-3.so.17
Step 4: Install gnome-tweaks
In my German version I need the software center and need to search for "Gnome Optimierung", also in the Menu the Program is named "Optimierung".
In English it is called gnome-tweaks. In the Menu the Program is named Tweaks.
Install it. Go to the Menu and start "Tweaks". There at Desktop you can click "Show Icons".
Now you have Budgie with working Desktop Icons.
Also what could help is googling "21 things to do after installing Solus" for a proper setup your Budgie.