Re: Removing all desktop icons in 2.6.0?

Mariano Suárez-Alvarez <msuarezalvarez arnet com ar> writes:

> On Sun, 2004-07-04 at 23:03 -0400, Lloyd Zusman wrote:
>> [ ... ]
>> Is there a recommended and proper way to remove all desktop icons under
>> Gnome without my having to resort to the extreme measures that I
>> outlined above?
>> [ ... ]
> You can change the gconf key /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop
> That will make nautilus not use the desktop for anything. I think you'll
> lose, in particular, the desktop context menu, though.
> HTH,
> -- m

This indeed does help.  And it led me to an even better solution:

I hadn't thought to look under /apps/nautilus, but rather, just under
/desktop/gnome.  So when I started looking for
/apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop, I stumbled across these items:


I unset all of these, thereby removing the Computer, Home, and Trash
desktop icons.  Then, I was able to simply delete the remaining icons.
And now, I have a completely icon-less desktop ... and I still have the
context menu!

So, thank you very much for your very helpful suggestion, which steered
me in the right direction.

 Lloyd Zusman
 ljz asfast com
 God bless you.

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