How to get rid of desktop icons in Saucy

Colin Law clanlaw at
Thu Oct 31 09:50:29 UTC 2013

On 31 October 2013 00:36, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at> wrote:
> This morning when I booted up my laptop the Computer, Home and Trash icons
> appeared on the desktop, they were not there when I showdown.
> Googling has led to some old instructions that no longer apply.  I have
> installed Ubuntu-Tweak and dconfEditor.  I looked through all their settings
> and when the icons are mentioned they are either unchecked or off.
> Is there any way to get rid of them?

Since you have not said otherwise I assume you are using standard
Ubuntu with Unity.  In which case do you mean they are on the desktop
or the launcher?

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