ftp in places menu

ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY zamb at saudi.net.sa
Wed Jun 8 08:03:41 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-06-08 at 08:34 +0200, Michaël Van Dorpe wrote:
> Perfect! Thank you...
> I would like to ask a follow up question though...
> I now have several ftp places under the Places menu, but they also show 
> up on my desktop. Can I prevent this? I want them to be in the menu, not 
> on the desktop.
> Thanks again...
I don't know an elegant and correct way.  Sorry.

There are two very ugly ways:
     1. Put the address(es) in “~/.gtk-bookmarks”.  I don't know how to
        pass the Username and Password automatically, but try this, it
        might work: “ftp://username:password@ftp.server.domain”.
     2. Prevent Nautilus from displaying *all* Volume devices on the
        Desktop (that's *ALL* in case you missed it!).  Here's the way:
        “gconftool-2 -s -t boolean /apps/nautilus/desktop/volumes_visible false”
        to revert back to the normal Nautilus behavior:
        “gconftool-2 -s -t boolean /apps/nautilus/desktop/volumes_visible true”.

Sorry!  I couldn't be more helpful.  That's all I know about the

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list