In Ubuntu 14.04 Unity places Computer, Home and Trash icons on the desktop. I've tried using Unity-Tweak to remove them but they're still there. How can I remove them?
I tried all of the tips on the web, but none of them worked, so I did a very rudimentary thing as follows, and it worked. You can remove the "Install Ubuntu" icon permanently, but I just hid it as follows so that I can launch the installer when I really need to install Ubuntu on the main hard disk:
- Open the terminal.
sudo mkdir /usr/share/applications/UNWANTED_LAUNCHERS
sudo mv /usr/share/applications/ubiquity.desktop /usr/share/applications/UNWANTED_LAUNCHERS/
(*Note: The visible file name, "Install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS" with spaces in it does not work for the terminal. You must use the real file name, "ubiquity.desktop", which Ubuntu actually find it by.)