Hello Forum,

this is a rather minor and cosmetic issue, but annoying nonetheless. General backup files, ending in a tilde (~) are visible on my Desktop (Xubuntu 12.04). E.g. if I have 'example.txt' on the Desktop to take notes or whatever, and edit it with gedit, any save will automatically create a backup file 'example.txt~' which in Thunar is only visible in my ~/Desktop folder if 'show hidden files' is switched on (this is as expected); however, they are always visible on the Desktop itself, and come complete with an ugly 'paper-roll' thumbnail. I have had a look around, but apparently this isn't a common issue. Is that somehow a problem with my install? And, of course, perhaps someone would have a suggestions for how to hide the backup files.

Many Thanks.