In a previous version of Ubuntu, I used gconf-editor to add icons to the desktop, but now gconf looks confusing. How can I remove the My Computer, Home Folder, and Trash icons from my desktop?

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I am assuming you are using Ubuntu 11.10? If you go to the software center you can download "advanced settings" which will allow you to turn on and off those desktop icons. I don't know why they are on there, as I thought on default the desktop doesn't have any icons, but rather they are on the unity bar.

  • it was an upgrade... it used to be ease to put them and remove them from there, now I have to learn my way around all over again, but after all, it looks good!
    – mia_tech
    Feb 13, 2012 at 5:19
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