I’ve recently installed GNOME (debian ARM buster) for a user and the *.desktop entries weren’t displaying. I found the option in Tweak tool to enable the display but now all the files in the Desktop directory are shown twice. The proper display has entries I can click to launch. The erroneous display has large icons (all indicating text files) with the full filename underneath. I cannot select these erroneous entries.
It looks like I have two processes adding the entries to the screen. One works properly and the other doesn’t.
Can anyone suggest how I can fix this ? Or what processes the Tweak tool option (Icons on Desktop) invokes ?