How to remove Home icon from desktop

Marc Deslauriers marcdeslauriers at
Sun Dec 23 19:14:18 UTC 2012

On 12-12-23 01:27 PM, Tony Arnold wrote:
> 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
> icon?

Most everything is in gsettings now. Use "dconf-editor" and I believe
it's under org.gnome.nautilus.desktop.


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