View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Remove icons from desktop

May 1st, 2008, 02:06 AM
This should be an easy one. I want a completely clear desktop, as much as possible. I have faded my grey bars to full transparency, and will eventually install a doc program to reduce footprint even more.

However, there is an icon on my desktop that I do not want (gray box for a partition I will not need to get into). How can I keep that icon from showing up? How can I keep all icons from showing up?

I have found nothing by looking around in appearances preferences, looking on forums, etc.

Thanks for all help!

May 1st, 2008, 02:16 AM
if its a partition that shows up, then right click it then press unmount

May 1st, 2008, 02:20 AM
You can disable the icons by starting gconf-editor and going to /apps/nautilus/desktop. If you disable "show_volumes" (and probably everything else), you shouldn't have anything on your desktop at all.

May 1st, 2008, 04:25 AM
Thanks to you both. I went with vor's option, as mounting/unmounting is still new enough that I don't trust my ability to undo what I've done. Worked like a charm.