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    Trying to move mount points off of desktop KDE

    I don't like a cluttered desktop, and the KDE distro's that I have tried all list the mounts on the desktop ie -- cdroms, harddrives, zips, etc. Gnome seems to put them in a folder named like "my places" or "devices" or "my computer". How can I put them in a folder like Gnome or on the taskbar (that would be cool) and remove them from the desktop? I am afraid to just remove them without knowing how to install them elsewhere. It is keeping me from just exprementing into the solution


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    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    The links are usually just to the mount point and don't contain instructions or anything.Just cut an d paste to a location or drag to a taskbar (kde).

    To make one just right click and go new > device > harddisk ...

    Then you can specify the link location. Usually somewhere in /mnt.

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    Linux Guru budman7's Avatar
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    I use SUSE, and I don't have all of those mount points on my desktop, they are in /mnt.
    Andthe cd/dvd are in "My Computer".
    I have a total of 7 icons on my desktop.
    I don't like a cluttered desktop either and all of my icons are off to the side.

    And my other disros have even less icons.
    Except for Vector and Yoper.
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    Linux Engineer psic's Avatar
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    In KDE, there is an option under the control center to hide all icons. Not only do I not like a cluttered desktop, I have given up on desktop icons all together
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    Mar 2005
    There's some place also a option for which devices which should be shown on the desktop, simply turn off all devices... I think it was if you selected "configure desktop" or something in the desktop menu, and somewhere there you'd find it.

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