I'm trying to hide the text/name of the desktop icons in the 21.04 version update.

Is that possible? I've looked around and I can't seem to find anything that's not outdated or working. Thank you!

  • It Is possible by editing gnome shell extension desktop-icons
    – PRATAP
    May 28, 2021 at 16:09
  • askubuntu.com/a/1233252/739431 in similar way it's possible
    – PRATAP
    May 28, 2021 at 16:10
  • thanks bois. I got inspired by those posts and actually installed Desktop icons extension, went into one of the files and added font-size:0px; to the code. works as a charm now
    – pancake
    May 28, 2021 at 20:21

2 Answers 2


No, this option is not build into the extension. It would probably require editing source code of the extension to remove the icon label.


Okay i ended up installing this extension Desktop Icons

and after installing I disabled the extension (it doubled my icons for some reason)

then i went into /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions/[email protected]/stylesheet.css and added font-size:0px; in line 2 and line 9 it now looks like this.

enter image description here

and my desktop icons look like this enter image description here

Thanks for the support yall!

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