Unleash the shortcuts on a Debian installation with Gnome desktop by unlocking it

If you have the Gnome (desktop) installed in a for example a Debian Linux installation you can unlock the desktop doing the following.

Gnome Tweak Tool

Install the gnome tweak tool with the Synaptic Package Manager.

Unlock the Gnome desktop in Debian

Advanced Settings

After installation you select the Advanced settings from the System Tools > Preferences menu.

Unlock the Gnome desktop in Debian

Unlock the Gnome desktop

Finally you select from the Desktop options “Have file manager handle the desktop” and set it to on.

Unlock the Gnome desktop in Debian

After this you are able to put any shortcut on the desktop.

Johan van de Merwe
Dedicated to professional software development since 1985. Has worked since 1992 as IT manager in several international operating companies. Since 2007 CEO and Sencha Ext JS web application developer at Enovision GmbH.

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