I have just installed Ubuntu 11.04, and I am surprised to see icons cluttering up my whole desktop. All the folders and files under Home are represented. But if I delete the icons, the folder or file itself is deleted - the icon is not just a link. How can I clean up the desktop? None of the screenshots advertising Unity look like this.
Check the following configuration key:
If the output is
As mentioned in another comment you need to edit the ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file. What I saw was something like this:
And I changed it to something like this:
Then restart nautilus:
Then, open nautilus via Unity menu (press the Super key) or using the run command