I'm running Elementary OS Loki, and recently I've decided to change default file manager to Nemo.

After installing and setting it as default in System settings > Applications > Default applications, on each launch of Nemo (either from .desktop or CLI) I have a window named "Desktop" which duplicates my original desktop, but isn't responding to anything or closing. The only way is to shut down Nemo, and then xkill the window.

I have read before that it is kind of connected to Nautilus and desktop icons, but I have neither Nautilus nor enabled icons in my OS. Is there a way to fix this, or should I look for another file manager?

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Figured out the problem, the command to hide this window is gsettings set org.nemo.desktop show-desktop-icons false.

EDIT: And to fix the desktop instead of disabling it, I just followed this guide and everything works: https://elementaryos.stackexchange.com/a/3841/7699


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