Saturday, April 3, 2010

Fedora : Hiding Desktop Icons

With a aim to have a clean desktop of all of the default icons like My Computer, Sawrub's Home, Trash the Gconf Editor was looked at and here is how to do the same.
- Open Gconf-Editor under Application -> System Tools -> Configuiration Editor, if the same is missing install it first.
- Navigate to /apps/nautilus/desktop in the left hand side tree
- Once there check the right hand side frame for options corresponding to each of the default icons present at the desktop.
- In order to disable the Computer icon uncheck the flag against 'computer_icon_visible'
- The computer icon will no longer be availble at the desktop.
- Similar steps can be followed for other icons.

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