Follow Techotopia on Twitter

On-line Guides
All Guides
eBook Store
iOS / Android
Linux for Beginners
Office Productivity
Linux Installation
Linux Security
Linux Utilities
Linux Virtualization
Linux Kernel
System/Network Admin
Scripting Languages
Development Tools
Web Development
GUI Toolkits/Desktop
Mail Systems
Eclipse Documentation

How To Guides
General System Admin
Linux Security
Linux Filesystems
Web Servers
Graphics & Desktop
PC Hardware
Problem Solutions
Privacy Policy




4.6. Removing Desktop Icons

To remove one or more of the default icons from the desktop, unset the appropriate key


as shown in Figure 4-8.

Figure 4-8. Removing the Computer Desktop Icon

To prevent the appearance of icons representing mounted media such as cdroms, unset the following key


as shown in Figure 4-9.

Figure 4-9. Removing Desktop Volumes Icons

To eliminate all icons from the desktop, unset the following key


as shown in Figure 4-10.

Figure 4-10. Removing All Desktop Icons


Unsetting this key also removes the desktop background menu, thereby eliminating access to the Open Terminal menu item. This is a recommended step for disabling command line access as described in Section 4.4 Disabling Command Line Access.

  Published under the terms of the GNU General Public License Design by Interspire