How to remove Home icon from desktop

Florian Diesch diesch at
Sun Dec 23 19:34:28 UTC 2012

Am Sun, 23 Dec 2012 18:27:39 +0000
schrieb Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at>:

> 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.

 gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.desktop home-icon-visible false
at the command line

In Unsettings <>
you can switch off "Show Home" in the "Desktop" tab.

Plugin for Nautilus to create and modify application
starters (.desktop files):
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