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Hiding a desktop icon

Postby ambertone on Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:49 pm

Hi all, I have mint in a computer which also has a "C" partition with Micro$oft XP. This puts the icon for that partition on the desktop. Is there anyway to hide it?

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Postby mumbo719 on Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:37 pm

Open Mint config>Desktop>Mint Desktop and deselect mounted volumes.

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Postby ambertone on Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:48 pm

Thanks for that, I must admit I've played with many Linux's over the years, Mandriva, Suse, Fedora etc and always found "something" I did not like but Mint is slick. I love it and find myself using it more and more.

My son now uses Mint and my daughter a Mac, needless to say they don't have many spyware / virus problems anymore.

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Postby mumbo719 on Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:00 am

Hi Ambertone,

Like you I have tried many Distros - Mepis, Fedora, PCLinuxOS, Zenwalk to name a few. I found one that works for me in Mint. IMHO the community makes the Distro, so while Mint may not be perfect the minor imperfections are those I can live with and the community helps with the rest.

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Postby ambertone on Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:26 pm

Thanks Mumbo, yes that did it.

Yes Mint is the best I have seen and the desktop "makeover" in Bianca is sensational. This is also the first distro I have used where I started donating to because I appreciate it so much.

I used to prefer the KDE desktop but Gnome is cool with this one. Now that Bianca with KDE is out I'll have to fire up another PC and have a "play"

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Postby ambertone on Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:28 pm

OK, did I get that right? Did I see KDE Mint somewhere or did I have to much wine......... *LOL*

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Postby ambertone on Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:32 pm

Hmmm, I unticked the box: show mounted volumes and the icon is still there. Is this a "bug"?

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Postby mumbo719 on Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:37 pm

ambertone wrote:OK, did I get that right? Did I see KDE Mint somewhere or did I have to much wine......... *LOL*

Rod


Mint will come out with a KDE version soon.

If you are a KDE fan you can get the KDE desktop now through Synaptic. It will be a plain vanilla KDE though till Clem and the gang come out with K-Mint I guess.

K-Mint, I like that name :D
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Postby mumbo719 on Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:43 pm

ambertone wrote:Hmmm, I unticked the box: show mounted volumes and the icon is still there. Is this a "bug"?

Rod


Hmm, I haven't heard of a bug in Mint Desktop.

If you unchecked it and it keeps coming back after a re boot go to Mint Config>Desktop>Sessions and Choose the Session Option tab. Make sure the Automatically save changes to sessions is unchecked.

If that does not work I am at a loss.
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Postby clem on Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:01 am

Note: mintdesktop doesn't manage mintdisk icons... only volumes mounted by Gnome itself. For mintDisk to stop showing its own volumes go in mintDisk and uncheck show icons.

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