Desktop not working on Gnome with Wayland


My Desktop does not show any files or folders that the Desktop folder contains. Also, when I right click the Desktop I am just getting the options to change the background or go to the settings.

I am using NixOS 22.05 with Gnome 42.2 and Wayland.
Maybe I set the wrong XDG settings which I am managing with home-manager.

Some hint or advise would be much appreciated. Thanks

That is expected, GNOME Shell has not supported desktop icons for over ten years now. You can install an extension that adds them with environment.systemPackages = [ pkgs.gnomeExtensions.desktop-icons-ng-ding ]; and then enable it in the Extensions app.

Oh my, sorry about that. First time I am using Gnome.