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I would like to remove the pictures, videos, and music shortcuts.
I have done some web searches and searches on this site but I have not been able to find an answer that works.
I followed some instructions (see link below), which involved editing these 2 files:
However, the shortcuts still show in nautilus, just further down on the list (underneath the trash).
I also see this solution but does that mean recompiling the operating system? How do you remove the desktop bookmark in Nautilus?