[HOWTO] Enable right click and desktop folder in Gnome 3

In Fedora 15, nautilus does not handle the desktop by default, nor can you right click on the desktop to bring up the menu. To enable this, install gnome-tweak-tool by using Add/Remove Software. Then, launch it and click on File Manager and then change “Have File Manager handle the Desktop” to “on”.
gnome tweak tool
The changes take place instantly.

Hope this helps.