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Old 09-23-2003, 07:24 PM   #1
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Post How do I remove the icons off of gnome desktop?

I want to be able to remove the cdrom, trash, and floppy disk icons to the my home and remove them from the desktop. I am using Gnome and Mandrake. Any ideas?
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Remove or disable Nautilus.

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is there another way? if i disable nautilus, won't it make navigation limited to command prompts? and how do i disable it?
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Originally posted by javaarmy
is there another way? if i disable nautilus, won't it make navigation limited to command prompts? and how do i disable it?
The easiest way to disable without removing it, maybe for later use is to just rename the exacutable called nautilus in /usr/bin I believe.. Thats how I disable without removing fully from my machine.

Yes, if you disable nautilus you won't be able to use its File browser, etc. You can always use alternatives though, like XFM or the such.. smaller and less resources used.
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removing desktop icons

I've been trying to figure out that one also, and i have found a solution that seems to work well for me.
-open a terminal and go to your home directory ( /home/username)
-type ' rm .gnome-desktop/* ' to get rid of current icons
-then type ' chmod 550 .gnome-desktop ' this will disable anything from writing to your desktop directory, hence when nautilus tries to put the desktop icons back on, it won't be able to write to the directory.
you still have desktop functionallity and no icons making it ugly
Ray Kivisto


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