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I want to display the desktop icons without the text. I only have the Home and Trash icons on the desktop. Any sugestions?

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Open gconf-editor, and go to apps>nautilus>preferences and change the desktop font to 0 (eg. change it from Sans 10 to Sans 0), then there's no text visible.

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That works, Thanks –  tufkab Jan 27 '11 at 20:17
    
With this solution, technically it is still there, it is only reduced to an invisible font-size. Is there no solution where it is really removed? –  Pit Jan 27 '11 at 21:44
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