Ubuntu – Hide Drive Icons on the Desktop

Ubuntu adds an icon to the desktop for every removable drive that you attach to your system. The icons can be hidden by these steps:

  1. Press Alt+F2 to bring up “Run Application” window.
  2. Type gconf-editor into the box, click “Run” to bring up Configuration Editor.
  3. Browse to apps > nautilus > desktop.
  4. Untick “volumes_visible” and close the window.

The drive icons would then disappear from the desktop. Remember that you can always access the drives from “Places”.

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