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Old 03-16-2010, 04:23 PM   #1
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How to disappear desktop icon for removable media?

Ubuntu 9.04 Gnome Desktop (although I have seen the same situation in other versions). When I have a removable media device installed such as a USB flash drive, a CD/DVD or an SD card in the built in reader I have a corresponding icon on the desktop. So here is my situation...

I have a 16 GB SDHC card installed in the reader in my netbook as additional storage. As the main solid state "hard drive" itself is only 16 GB I leave the card in at all times. I would like to do away with the desktop icon as I never use it to access the SD card. Any way to do this? I believe it appear as part of the HAL process so perhaps it will go away with 10.04. In the interim - any suggestions?


Old 03-17-2010, 07:47 AM   #2
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Open gconf-editor. Goto /apps/nautilus/desktop and uncheck "Show Volumes"
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:00 AM   #3
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Thanks Simon Bridge! In this particular version it is called "volumes_visible" but it did the trick.



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