Stopping nautilus managing the desktop

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at
Sun Dec 24 14:34:36 UTC 2006

"David Holden" <dvdhldn at> wrote:
> but the desktop still seems to be managed by nautilus.
> Anyone know if its possible to change this?

First, you must stop Nautilus from starting when you log on:

- Go to System->Preferences->Sessions

- Click on "automatically save on log-out", so it remembers NOT to load
Nautilus ext time you log-in

- Select the "current session" tab

- scroll down the list to find Nautilus, and select it

- click on "remove"

- log out and log in again, Nautilus should now not manage your desktop
(since it's not loaded anymore)

Then if you still want to start Nautilus (although I understand that's
not your goal here ;-), start it with like this:

nautilus --no-desktop

this will prevent Nautilus from attempting to regain control of the



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