MATE Desktop - No desktop icons for root
There were no desktop icons when logging in as root, nor it was possible to right click. It appeared that Caja does not run as the desktop managing application. I found this thread: https://github.com/mate-desktop/caja/issues/871 The workaround is the following when logged in as root on MATE Desktop: Go to System -> Preferences -> Personnal -> Startup Application. Add a new command. Name: Caja manage root desktop Command: caja --force-desktop Comment: https://github.com/mate-desktop/caja/issues/871 Save, log out and login again as root.
This is a personal note. Last updated: 2021-11-13 19:10:05.