How to remove Home icon from desktop

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at
Sun Dec 23 18:27:39 UTC 2012

Many versions ago, IO configured Nautilus to display a Home directory
icon on my desktop. This was done by selecting the relevant option in
gconf-editor (/apps/nautilus/desktop/home_icon_visible).

Now I can't find how to remove this icon. In gconf-editor now, the key
mentioned above says 'This key has no schema' and although the option is
not ticked, the icon is still visible.

Anyone know either how to get the schema installed or how to remove the

Tony Arnold,                        Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 6093
Head of IT Security,                Fax: +44 (0) 705 344 3082
University of Manchester,           Mob: +44 (0) 773 330 0039
Manchester M13 9PL.                 Email: tony.arnold at

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