Ubuntu – How to organize desktop icons in Disco Dingo


The "Organize Desktop by Name" option no longer appears in the contextual menu in GNOME desktop (xorg if it matters) on Ubuntu 19.04.

How does one organize desktop icons?

Best Answer

  • At this point it's not possible.

    Ubuntu 19.04 comes with gnome shell extension: "desktop icons". In previous versions of Ubuntu desktop icons was provided by nautilus, but new version of nautilus (3.32) lost desktop icons functionality.

    Unfortunately looks like extension's author decided not to implement any sorting/rearranging features: https://gitlab.gnome.org/World/ShellExtensions/desktop-icons/issues/98