So, I'm using Ubuntu for the first time, and I like it in general. I've got this problem with the launcher, though: I can't drag and drop ANYTHING on to the desktop, only make shortcuts and folders from a menu. If I drag and drop a file into the Desktop folder from the file system, I can then see it on the desktop. I've seen other people discussing this, so I guess it's a known issue — and responses range from "here's a workaround" to "just use GNOME". I guess what I'm trying to figure out is how the team could decide to make Unity the default UI on a distro made for simplicity and ease of use when it's still missing such an incredibly basic feature. Am I just missing something here? Is there an easy way to make this happen? If not, does anyone know… well… why?