Sunday, January 3, 2010

How to hide drive icons on gnome desktop Linux

First we need to install gconf-editor. You can check if it exists in your system (Applications Menu->System Tools->Configuration Editor).

On Fedore Core login as root and apply commands

# su
Password: # yum -y install gconf-editor

On Ubuntu

# sudo aptitude install -P gconf-editor

Now using start menu go to Applications->System Tools->Configuration Editor or simply type 'gconf-editor' on terminal.

Go to apps -> nautilus -> desktop

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Untick the check box besides "volumes_visible" Immediately the change will take effect and you will see the mounted partitions gone from desktop.

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