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Desktop Icons (Karmic)

  Date: Dec 06    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 358
  

Here's an interesting one for everyone - how do I get rid of all desktop icons?

Every time I plug in an external drive, or flash drive to the usb
ports, I get the thing appearing on the desktop - this is not
acceptable!

There must be a way of disabling this - I mean, even Windows can do this ...

Please don't make me dump Linux, and sell my soul to the devil ...

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4 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered On: Dec 06    

If having an icon on your desktop causes you to threaten to jump -- you
need to go ahead and do it.

www.howtogeek.com/.../hide-removable-drive-icons-from-your-ubunt\
u-desktop/

 
Answer #2    Answered On: Dec 06    

Delete key or trash can....................

 
Answer #3    Answered On: Dec 06    

Here is something I found how to do on the web
www.howtogeek.com/.../hide-removable-drive-icons-from-your-ubunt\
u-desktop/

If you cant read it here is the way

Press Alt+F2
Type in gconf-editor and hit run

Now browser too
apps \ nautilus \ desktop

You should see a key in the right-hand pane called volumes_visible. Remove the
checkbox from it, and the icons will instantly disappear from the desktop.
Remember that you can always access the drives from the "Computer" icon, or
easily in the file browser.

If you have any other questions by all means give a shout too the community

 
Answer #4    Answered On: Dec 06    

I'm not denying that it's important to you, but - what's the problem? Is it
simply aesthetics?

 
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