I'd like to remove some of the icons on my desktop but I cant seem to find out how. Specifically I'm talking about my hard drive, its partitions, and the file system. Any help would be great! I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, by the way.

  • Can you show a screenshot of what you currently have?
    – Dan
    Aug 29, 2013 at 19:27
  • Something like this, I suppose. Also, see this answer. Aug 29, 2013 at 19:35
  • Yes, that what it looks like. I tried following the steps to black list, but when I get into my canonical folder, the only section inside of it is "indicator"
    – Jackson
    Aug 29, 2013 at 19:53

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I found this while searching in google

How to hide all desktop icons in 12.04 and later?


  • While I did check the boxes, nothing seemed to happen.
    – Jackson
    Aug 29, 2013 at 20:02
  • have you read the answer? the one asking you to use gsettings
    – Nylo
    Aug 29, 2013 at 20:40
  • You also have to save the changes you applied in gconf-editor, but pushing the button ''
    – v2r
    Aug 29, 2013 at 21:29

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