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Old 04-30-2007, 05:16 PM   #1
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Gnome - how to remove shortcut link icon from desktop

I inadvertently 'fat fingered' while moving toolbar icons and ended up with an icon on my desktop that duplicates the function of the 'Web Browser' icon still in the toolbar. My environment is FC6 using Gnome. Anybody know how to remove this icon? Tried to move to trash with mouse but NG. Looking in the Desktop file using a terminal doesn't show anything. I expect it's in some file that Nautilus uses that is kept on a User basis. The problem goes away if I change session to KDE. Right clicking ->Properties says:
Type: Link to desktop config file and the owner is root.
Old 04-30-2007, 05:44 PM   #2
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Type: Link to desktop config file and the owner is root.
If it is owned by root you will need to be root to remove it.
Old 05-01-2007, 12:01 AM   #3
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If you're looking in the Desktop folder, make sure you're looking with something like

ls -al
as the shortcut file might be a so called "hidden file".
Old 05-01-2007, 09:51 AM   #4
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If I logon as root, the Desktop is root's and doesn't show the extra shortcut. If I login as billp and use a terminal and su to root I can't find the file to delete. Using ls -al in /home/billp/Desktop shows:

redhat-web.desktop -> /usr/share/desktop-menu-patches/redhat-web.desktop


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