View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to remove mount symbol from desktop?

May 4th, 2008, 10:00 AM

can i remove the mount symbol of the internal drives from the desktop but still keep them mounted?

May 4th, 2008, 10:03 AM
Run gconf-editor and then go to apps - nautilus - desktop and uncheck volumes visible

May 4th, 2008, 10:19 AM
thanks man!

it worked...

May 4th, 2008, 10:25 AM
Cheers. I should point out that if you put in a CD or flash drive this will not show up either now. I think the only way to get them to show up and not your internal drives is to mount the drives somewhere other than /media.

Vivaldi Gloria
May 4th, 2008, 09:34 PM
If you don't want to get a drive icon on the desktop then the best thing to do is edit your /etc/fstab to mount the drive to /mnt/mountpoint and then put a link to where ever you want.

May 6th, 2008, 06:47 PM
I posted a question like this before but noone could help me. I mounted the partition into my home directory but still get the icon on the desktop. Is there any workaround?


May 7th, 2008, 11:09 AM
It's probably still being mounted in /media. You will need to edit the file /etc/fstab and change the mount point there.

May 11th, 2008, 01:15 PM
done that. mount command gives the following:

/dev/sdb1 on /home/shanavar/Video1 type ext3 (rw)

still, i got the icon on the desktop