Is there a flash drive shortcut on Ubuntu 12.04 desktop like Ubuntu 10.10 desktop have?

USB shortcut on Desktop


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Open a terminal with Ctrl-Alt-T and execute the command below:

gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.desktop volumes-visible true

This will enable the feature in 12.04. Here is a screenshot from 12.04 Desktop:

Cropped flash drive desktop shortcut

  1. Install gnome-tweak-tool Install gnome-tweak-tool

  2. Run it by keying Alt+F2 and entering gnome-tweak-tool

  3. Then go to the Desktop tab and turn on "Have file manager handle the desktop", and "Show mounted volumes on the desktop".

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    An awesome reply sir! This worked wonderfully! :) May 4, 2012 at 9:05

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