Display Removable Media only on Desktop

Kim Briggs patiodragon at gmail.com
Sat Oct 18 02:23:48 UTC 2008

On 10/16/08, Dave M G <martin at autotelic.com> wrote:
> Ubuntu Users,
>  By going to the Gnome Configuration Editor, I selected to have
>  "volumes_visible" unchecked, which means that my networked drives no
>  longer have icons on my desktop. That's how I prefer my desktop, to be
>  clean as possible.
>  However, I do want *removable* drives, like USB thumb drives, portable
>  MP3 players, and CDs to have an icon on the desktop.
>  Is it possible to make this distinction?
Hi Dave,

All I can say is "I know what you mean".  I'd like the same
functionality and have not been able to make it happen.  I usually
have a file browser open on one of the desktops, however, and there is
a convenient "computer" link, so the removable drives are always one
click away.


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