No background in Ubuntu (Unable to right-click on Desktop)

If you are unable to use your right-mouse button on the Ubuntu desktop, it can become a real headache. In order to fix this, you will need to provide the following command in your terminal.

How to enable right-click on Ubuntu desktop:

1. Open a terminal (ctrl+alt+T)

2. Type the following without sudo in the terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true

3. Press enter

You should see your desktop icons and wallpaper now, it also should enable you to use the right-click button on the Ubuntu desktop.

So if you are unable to view icons or your wallpaper, you should use the following command in your terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true