Share your desktop, what does it look like?

Same. I used to use the Desktop as my launchpad for all icons. And many things like pictures or downloads always ended up a desktop icon.
When I switched to using Zorin OS, that almost seemed to abruptly change. Which seems very odd to me. You would think I would be a normal little human and retain my bad habits.

This implies that we feel compelled to keep icons on the desktop on Windows- but would rather not do so. And once freed from whatever it is about Windows that makes us use the Desktop that way, we revert to a more natural state.


Shooting Star :dizzy:
ZorinOS 16.3 Pro
WhiteSur Dark Nord GTK
McMojave Circle / Gradiant Dark Icons
Shooting Star Wallpaper
Big Sur Status Area Extension
Drop Down Terminal Extension
Smooth Information Updated Conky Widget


I use the Desktop as 1) a quick-access area, 2) a data billboard and 3) a scratchpad, of sorts.

  1. The icons for my drives are on the Desktop; 2) Conky is on the desktop; 3) everything I download goes to the Desktop; and I do edits on huge text files as I shuffle the data contained within them, and the temporary files (essentially the result of each step of the data shuffling) are saved there. Not much remains for very long on the Desktop.

Last time I used Desktop icons was on Ubuntu 4.10 (2004 Oktober).


Not since I started using Gnome (without extensions). But I do miss having that ability as I like using it for temporary files i.e.: ideas, quick notes, playground folders, etc.

Luckily I've been getting more and more comfortable with the terminal and that helps a lot. Although to be fair, what is supposed to be "quick" or "temporary", sometimes ends up taking up months...


I do. It makes it look like the desktop experience I'm so used to.

Kubuntu 22.04:
Fluent plasma theme
Colloid icons
Colloid light color scheme
Clear clock widget
Ditto menu


I prefer icons as it makes it easy for me to do what I want instead of having to remember a bunch of other stuff .... but that is just me .....

My desktop

My Brave Browser start page .....

The frog says "HI Storm remember me" ..... still a great background ..... thanks ....


Hi, I really love that SDD theme, do you have it on Zorin Core with Gnome? I install it but it give me problems locking my session

Please stick to your original thread on this subject. Do not gatecrash other threads that are unrelated.


OOps sorry, I'm a new user(joined today), so, i didn't thought about that. Sorry!


wow! that's actually like win7

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It was from this guide
Yesterday was late over midnight that why today finished.
I am very like linux. You can doing with him everything and you are the boss.



Not mine but interesting gnome on lmde6

Wow, Zorin 10 looks cool.
I started with Zorin 16 last year and have no idea about the previous versions.

Is there any archive section where we can find older Zorin versions screenshots?

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Go to there, then click files.


ZorinOS 16.3 Pro
LInux Kernel: 6.3.13-060313-generic
MoJave Dark Solid GTK
Retro Art Icons
PearOS Wallpaper
Light Flair Clock Conky Widget
Big Sur Status Area Extension


New laptop, new desktop. This time decided to give Zorin Lite a try after having used Zorin Core for all this time

It's not exactly a "new" laptop, but my brother's previous laptop, which is almost the same as mine, except it has slightly better specs and a faulty screen

he didn't use it much because of the faulty screen and how slow it was (which apparently was caused by windows bloatware that the manufacturer added to it in a way that it installs itself after you try to uninstall it), so it doesn't have the problems with the battery and the aging hard drive that mine has


Zorin is fantastic. I like it this way, simple and clean.

WM Theme: ZorinGrey-Dark
Theme: WhiteSur-Dark
Icons: WhiteSur