I have installed Solus on my wife's old notebook, giving it a new lease of life. I was a bit worried as she only ever used Windows before but she really likes Solus.
She told me about the disappeared desktop icons today, which were an easy fix. What we did not manage to fix was the right-click behavior on the desktop. In empty parts of the desktop, the context menu only offers budgie and screen settings (IIRC). This means my wife cannot e.g. create a new folder directly from the desktop.
When clicking right on a file icon, the context menu only seems to offer "Open" and "Open in Terminal". Most of the context menu items available in the file manager are not offered.
Is this related to the switch to Budgie Desktop View? Are there plans to re-populate the context menus or workarounds?