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    How to remove mounted drives from Unity Launcher 12.10

    Can someone tell me how to remove the mounted drives from the Unity Launcher. The clutter is distracting. It's not necessary since the drives already are accessible via Nautilus.

    I've already performed extensive searches that doesn't appear to work with Ubuntu 12.10.

    I tried
    Code:
    gconftool --set /apps/compiz-1/plugins/unityshell/screen0/options/devices_option  --type=int 0
    It doesn't give an error message. However, the drives stay on the Unity launcher.

    I also went to the myunity home page (https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applicat...ecise/myunity/). The application was removed from the repository.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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    Re: How to remove mounted drives from Unity Launcher 12.10

    Its easier than you think.
    Right click on each drive icon on the unity launcher and click unlock from launcher.

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    Re: How to remove mounted drives from Unity Launcher 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by hal8000 View Post
    Its easier than you think.
    Right click on each drive icon on the unity launcher and click unlock from launcher.
    Great!

    Thanks!

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    Re: How to remove mounted drives from Unity Launcher 12.10

    Hi all, apologies to apollothethird and mods for thread-hijacking and resurrecting an oldish thread, but I think this is relevant.

    Following hal8000's advice does work, but temporarily - as soon as I run gparted, there they all are again.

    I've got a load of test partitions for other distros, and I really don't want to see them all in the launcher.

    Any ideas for a more permanent solution?

    apollothethird - have you encountered the same issue after running gparted?

    Thanks everyone!

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    Wink Re: How to remove mounted drives from Unity Launcher 12.10

    You'll need to install Gnome Tweak Tool.

    https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applicat...me-tweak-tool/

    Once you have installed it, go to the Unity Dash and type Advanced Settings

    Where it says; Show Mounted Volumes On The Desktop make sure it's set to Off
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    Re: How to remove mounted drives from Unity Launcher 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by jfj33 View Post
    Hi all, apologies to apollothethird and mods for thread-hijacking and resurrecting an oldish thread, but I think this is relevant.

    Following hal8000's advice does work, but temporarily - as soon as I run gparted, there they all are again.

    I've got a load of test partitions for other distros, and I really don't want to see them all in the launcher.

    Any ideas for a more permanent solution?

    apollothethird - have you encountered the same issue after running gparted?

    Thanks everyone!
    current & 'unattended bug'
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...y/+bug/1060484

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    Re: How to remove mounted drives from Unity Launcher 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by scouser73 View Post
    You'll need to install Gnome Tweak Tool.

    https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applicat...me-tweak-tool/

    Once you have installed it, go to the Unity Dash and type Advanced Settings

    Where it says; Show Mounted Volumes On The Desktop make sure it's set to Off
    Thanks for helping out a woolyback, Scouser73, but the gnome-tweak-tool doesn't stop the mounted drives reappearing after running gparted. It's very useful though, cheers for the tip!

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    Aha! That's the one. Have added my report. Thanks mc4man

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