Remove your mounted partition's icons from the desktop
Sunday, July 18, 2010 12:00:00 PM
I wanted to remove the icons of the mounted partitions from my desktop the day I started using Ubuntu.
But recently only I found a way to remove those icons without actually having to unmount the partitions.
Here is step by step guide to making those icons disappear from the desktop alone:
Step 1: Press 'alt'+'F2',
you will be prompted with a 'run application' window.
Step 2: In that window type "gconf-editor"
Run application window
Step 3: Now the "configuration editor" window should open up.
Step 4: On the left hand side, expand "apps" under that expand "Nautilus" and under that select "Desktop".
Step 5: Now on the right hand space you would see a lot of entries.
Go to the last entry in the list "volumes_visible", it would be ticked/checked. Untick/uncheck the check box adjacent to the "volumes_visible" entry.
CLose the editor.
Configuration Editor window, that is showing the entries of "apps->Nautilus->Desktop"
That's it ! now the icons of the mounted partitions shouldn't be visible on your desktop