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I don't know how I changed this, after a restart I found this home folder on the desktop. I don't want it there - how do I remove it? Left click does not show an option to delete it.

Here's a screenshot:

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    check with nautilus the directory structure of /home/, /home/$USER/ and /home/$USER/Desktop. Have you got Ubuntu Tweak installed? UT has an option to show "home". See askubuntu.com/a/267056/15811 – Rinzwind Jun 8 '14 at 17:35
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Run

gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.desktop home-icon-visible false

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  • Similarly, to hide the trash icon, do gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.desktop trash-icon-visible false – Jonathan Landrum Mar 19 '18 at 17:06
  • for Mate Desktop (fork of Gnome2), use gsettings set org.mate.caja.desktop home-icon-visible false – mreithub Aug 7 '18 at 15:37
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This has changed under Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco Dingo":

gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.desktop-icons show-home false

Similarly for the Trash icon:

gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.desktop-icons show-trash false

Should you wish the icons back again, repeat the command with false changed to true.

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