View Full Version : [ubuntu] Removing shortcut names

April 12th, 2009, 01:39 PM
Is it possible to remove a name from a shortcut. I have vague recollections of being able to do this or something similar before but i haven't the foggiest how it is/was done. I've tried the easy things like renaming it " " and stuff but to no avail. any ideas?

April 12th, 2009, 02:11 PM
I am not sure if I have completely understood your question
but everyfile must have a name
if it has a name of a nonprintable character like space it's still has a name it's just not visible (not printable)
Mind rephrasing your question?

April 12th, 2009, 02:28 PM
its not that i want to remove the name as such, just have it undisplayed. Ive already tried naming it an undisplayed character but it dosnt appear to have worked

April 12th, 2009, 03:10 PM
Where is the shortcut? Is it on the desktop, in a folder in nautilus, or in the gnome menu? If it's on the desktop, then you can use the gnome configuration editor (gconf-editor), and navigate to apps>nautilus>preferences and change the desktop font to 0. The only drawback is that it will remove the text from all your desktop icons.

April 12th, 2009, 03:35 PM
ahh thank you very much that solved the problem perfectly thanks