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How can I get media icons to not display on the desktop? I do not want them there because they already show in the launcher on the left and there is no point in having them both places.

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1 - Press Alt+F2

2 - Search for gconf-editor

3 - Once opened click on Apps > Nautilus > Desktop

4 - Untick Volumes Visible

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Try this guide: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/hide-removable-drive-icons-from-your-ubuntu-desktop/

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Just so you know in the future, it is better not to have out-link-only answers because content might be deleted or moved if the other website goes down or gets re-worked. If the relevant content is copied in, it can be improved. And of course you don't have to do it right away, you can used the edit link. –  George Bailey May 24 '11 at 15:17
    
Thank you for finding the guide, nickguletskii. But, as George said, it is highly encouraged to give a nice answer with more detailed information :) –  freddyb May 24 '11 at 16:01
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