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Well the title pretty much says it all. I have partitions that appear in the launcher when the system mounts them, just like when a USB key is plugged in.

I do not want these mounted internal hard disc partitions to show as icons in the launcher, but I do want my external USB to show there when I plug it in.

I've tried MyUnity - it has only an option to not show/hide all mounted devices, which is not what I want.

Can this be done?

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From /proc/mounts (in order seen in screenshot):

/dev/sdb1 /media/CEDD-DE31 vfat rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0022,dmask=0077,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,showexec,utf8,flush,errors=remount-ro 0 0
/dev/sda3 /media/A423-E0E8 vfat rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0022,dmask=0077,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,showexec,utf8,flush,errors=remount-ro 0 0
/dev/sda5 /media/586C25656C253EDE fuseblk rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096 0 0
/dev/sda6 /home/greg/80gb ext4 rw,relatime,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered 0 0

Other items from /proc/mounts not appearing in Unity launcher:

/dev/sda1 /boot/efi vfat rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro 0 0
/dev/sda9 /mnt/backup ext4 rw,relatime,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered 0 0
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Sorry for the late response, I'd forgotten about this question. I can add a screenshot and the output of that file if necessary, but I believe it's not possible to achieve what I want. Basically I'm after a Windows-like behavior where partitions will show only in the files explorer and plugged-in USB keys will be displayed as a new device each time. Please tell me if I'm not making myself clear. –  Gabriel Aug 26 '12 at 15:22
Never mind, it can be done. Added the answer. Thanks @izx! –  Gabriel Aug 26 '12 at 15:45

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Found the answer here How do I hide a specific volume from the desktop, but keep all others?

I had my partitions mounted in /media/ at startup via the /etc/fstab file. This way the partitions would show up in the left-side launcher just as a plugged-in USB key would. After editing the fstab file and mounting those partitions into /mnt/, they now don't show in the launcher but a plugged-in USB key does.

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