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Re: Deleting partition icons from Gnome desktop

On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 02:34:11PM +0800, Heimdall Midgard wrote:
> There was a time, not too long ago, when my Gnome 2.12.3
> desktop was clean. It showed only three icons, Trash,
> Computer and Home. Now it's littered with ugly-looking
> "Volume" icons representing the partitions of my lone hard
> drive. These are partitions that are of no interest to the
> typical desktop user, for example, /usr (shown as an icon in
> desktop with the remarkably undescriptive label "7.4 GB
> Volume") and /var ("957.0 MB Volume") which contains files
> that the user never interacts directly with. How do I get
> rid of these drive icons? 

What I would do would be to go to gconf and go to
apps->nautilus->desktop and uncheck the 'volumes visible' checkbox.
This will have the side-effect of not showing CD's or DVD's or floppies
that are mounted either, so I don't know if that's what you want to do.

> Dragging the icons to the Trash
> only gives me a dialog telling me that the volume in
> question can only be unmounted by root.

As you found out, dragging a volume to the trash tries to unmount it.

Christopher Nelson -- chris@cavein.org
The trouble with superheros is what to do between phone booths.
		-- Ken Kesey

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