Mounting Samba shares on desktop

Jeff Waugh jeff.waugh at
Mon Sep 20 18:28:03 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-09-20 at 14:21 -0400, Rob Diehl wrote:
> What is the easiest way of creating a shortcut to a samba share, or even 
> better, mounting it as an icon on the desktop? This is more of a general 
> Gnome question, but I suppose relevant nonetheless. It's too bad you 
> can't just drag the shared folder to the desktop and have Gnome as you 
> if you want to A) copy the files to the desktop or B) mount the folder ..

We've actually turned this off as part of the 'no special icons on the
desktop' concept. If you open gconf-editor (System Tools > Configuration
Editor) and navigate to /apps/nautilus/desktop, you can switch on the
"volumes_visible" (or similar) key.

- Jeff

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