If you are like me, and want to stop GNOME from showing up the mounted volume icons on your GNOME-desktop, here is the trick!
- Step 1: Press Alt+F2
this should open up "Run Application" dialog box, enter "gconf-editor" in this and press enter.
open Terminal from Applications->Accessories. and type "gconf-editor" and press enter.
- Step 2:
First Step should launch a separate application named "Configuration Editor". This is the front-end to the settings of different GNOME applications.
This is more or like registry editor or regedit in Windows.
- Step 3:
In Configuration Editor, traverse to /apps/nautilus/desktop/
here you will see many key value pairs.
We are interested in a key named volumes_visible, uncheck the check-box in-front of this key. That's it!
P.S. If you are interested you can play with rest of the nautilus settings. From same place you can show/hide Trash icon, Computer icon and Home icon from your desktop.
Also, you can change the name of the Computer icon and Home icon.
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