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    desktop icons


    hi!

    in mdk10.1, the standard desktop icons (computer, trash, floppy, home) how do you hide them?

    id like my desktop to be clean.

    thanks!

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    There's an option to hide desktop icons in KDE Control Center.

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    'bout gnome?

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    I've got the same problem. Someone know the answer for Gnome?
    It's not in the control centre, at least, I've looked everywhere but can't find it.
    Tnx.

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    I think in Gnome you can simply right click on the desktop and somewhere there's an option to hide, arrange, etc icons.

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    If you don't want desktop icons in Gnome, then there's probably not much point for running Nautilus as the desktop, either, unless you really like that right click menu. It would save up a bit of memory, too, Nautilus sucks up more than it should imo. You can use the Gnome session properties tool to tell it not to start Nautilus, then find a cool program called chbg that will let you do cool things for the background. You might also have to change anything which runs Nautilus to also include the --nodesktop option.

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    Ok, tnx all, I'll try it! There's a few days off coming up next week, so I can make my comp very nice

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    Cool

    Well, I know that this is an old post, but I just recently registered for LinuxForums. SO...

    To hide the icons on the desktop in Gnome/Nautilus, you can use the Gnome Configuration Editor. You will browse the "apps" tree down to "nautilus" click on "desktop" and then the options there will allow you to check/uncheck the icons that you wish to show up on the desktop.

    That's all there is too it.

    P.S. I'm running Fedora Core 5 with Gnome 2.14.3

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