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Minty question.

Postby Rainman on Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:38 am

G'day everyone. This is my 3rd try with Mint, and so far, all is good.

I've had a few problems but i'm mostly sorted out now by using the first two installs as learning platforms.

I came over from the Ubuntu forums originally, and i'm currently triple-booting Mint, Ubuntu and Win XP on this computer. Everything is running like a clock... :D

My query is....on the mint desktop, there are two folders, Computer and my Home folder. As these are in the Daryna menu, how can I get rid of the two icons from my desktop and have a nice clean desktop?

I realise it's probably an easy thing to do, but I can't see how to do it.

Thanks for the help, this is a really great distro. I actually prefer the look and feel of it over 'Buntu.



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Re: Minty question.

Postby Fred on Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:39 am

Right click on the icon and click "delete to trash." At least I think that's what it is called. :-)

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Re: Minty question.

Postby linuxviolin on Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:57 am

Rainman wrote:how can I get rid of the two icons from my desktop and have a nice clean desktop?

Try with MintDesktop... :wink:
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Re: Minty question.

Postby Fred on Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:18 am

Guess I shouldn't guess. Oops, did it again. :-)

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Re: Minty question.

Postby Rainman on Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:00 pm

linuxviolin wrote:
Rainman wrote:how can I get rid of the two icons from my desktop and have a nice clean desktop?

Try with MintDesktop... :wink:



Mintdesktop? Too esoteric, please be more specific... :(

Remember, you are communicating with a linux n00b here... :D



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Re: Minty question.

Postby b0ng0 on Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:10 pm

Go into the Mint Menu (bottom left) and look for Mintdesktop.
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Re: Minty question.

Postby rustyman99 on Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:30 pm

Another option is ALT + F2, type in gconf-editor, select apps, scroll down to nautilus, select desktop. In there you can check/uncheck preferences
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Re: Minty question.

Postby Rainman on Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:33 pm

b0ng0 wrote:Go into the Mint Menu (bottom left) and look for Mintdesktop.




Ahhhhh....I see it. Thank you, sir. Got it fixed now.


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