How to get rid of desktop icons in Saucy

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Thu Oct 31 13:46:48 UTC 2013

On 10/31/2013 01:09 AM, Tom H wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 12:36 AM, 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?
> It's Nemo.
> Look at "org.nemo.desktop" in dconf-editor.

Thank you Tom, it was indeed Nemo.

Regards,  Jim

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