This guide will demonstrate how to replace Nautilus with Nemo instead of Nautilus to restore desktop icon functionality in Budgie.
To install Nemo, execute:
pamac install nemo
To remove Nautilus, execute:
pamac remove nautilus nautilus-admin nautilus-empty-file nautilus-sendto libnautilus-extension python-nautilus
To set Nemo as the default desktop manager:
xdg-mime default nemo.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search
Scroll to the bottom of this setting
dconf, navigate to
org.nemo.desktopand optionally set
- If use-desktop-grid is set to true, icons on the desktop cannot be reordered- *
- A trash icon can be set to appear on the desktop through the item directly above
- There are a few Nautilus related options buried in the editor - they can all be safely removed
Open Budgie Desktop Settings
Navigate to Autostart
Click the + in the top right corner.
Select the Add button
- The title/description can be set to whatever you like, but set the command to
Now restart and enjoy having a desktop with icons in Manjaro Budgie.