Thursday, June 14, 2007

Fedora 7: Remove desktop icons/launchers

I am trying out the great new Fedora 7 now, with the Gnome desktop.

I wanted to remove the desktop icons / launchers that were on the desktop (Computer, adder1972's home og Trash).

It turned out I had to install "gconf-editor" (not installed by default apparently). As root I ran:

yum install gconf-editor

Then, in Configuration Editor under System Tools in Applications, I chose "apps" "nautilus" and "desktop". Then I could just remove the icons / launchers that I wanted to remove.

gconf-editor is a part of Gnome, and works in i.e. Ubuntu as well]


Anonymous said...

I can't believe it's no longer installed by default. (it was for Fed6)

Tu Holmes said...

It was installed by default on my Fedora 7 installation... Don't know why it wouldn't work for you

Anonymous said...

its not on my fedora 7. i gotta install it too.

Anonymous said...

It was missing from my Fedora 7 also. Maybe it depends upon the install options.

Anonymous said...

hey, is it possible to disable the whole desktop. so that nobody could add new icons and insert launchers.?

nene said...

Thank you. Was looking for this for a while, and the directions on this site were exactly what I needed.

Anonymous said...

really helpful :-)