Java Desktop System Release 3 Accessibility Release Notes

3.7 Magnifier Does Not Display Desktop Icons


Solaris and Linux 


Change Request Number: 6284593 

If the value of the /apps/nautilus/desktop/primary_screen GConf preference key is not set correctly, the user cannot see the desktop icons in the magnification area.


Perform the following steps: 

  1. Click Launch, then choose Applications -> Utilities -> Configuration Editor

  2. In GConf, choose Apps -> Nautilus -> Desktop.

  3. Select the primary_screen key and set the value to the value of the magnified screen. For example, if the target screen for magnification is 1, set the value to 1.

Alternatively, you can enter the following command from a terminal window:  

gconftool-2 --type integer --set /apps/nautilus/desktop/primary_screen 1