Does anyone have a foolproof way to display desktop icons in elementary OS 5? I am not a big fan of tweaking via the Terminal (reason why I am on elementary); so any other way would be preferable. I have Gnome Tweaks installed as well as dconf. Cheers, Fred
Search the appstore for "desktop folder" and install it. It's pretty basic though (it doesn't support dragging a file from an application to the desktop and vice versa for example EDIT: this can sort of be done by pressing the ctrl key before dragging the file).
Another option (that has drag and drop) is to run
sudo apt install xfdesktop4 thunar
Then open a terminal and run
xfdesktop to get desktop icons. You can set the command to run at boot if you like too (and so you won't have to have the terminal open).
Yes I found Desktop Folder a bit too basic, for example it does not display the bin. Thanks anyway!