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    Default Removing Desktop Icons

    I am new to linux, was using Ubuntu for the last 3-4 weeks. I want to know how to remove the:
    Home Folder, openSUSE, and Online Help Icons from my desktop. I cannot even move them.

    Using Suse 11.1 w/ Gnome Desktop.
    Last edited by wgcrowder; 09-Jan-2009 at 17:03. Reason: additional info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wgcrowder View Post
    I am new to linux, was using Ubuntu for the last 3-4 weeks. I want to know how to remove the:
    Home Folder, openSUSE, and Online Help Icons from my desktop. I cannot even move them.

    Using Suse 11.1 w/ Gnome Desktop.
    Are you tried to delete them in
    Code:
    /home/<username>/Desktop/
    directory?
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    Default Re: Removing Desktop Icons

    I tried to do that:

    bash: /home/william/desktop: No such file or directory

    &

    bash: william: No such file or directory
    Last edited by wgcrowder; 09-Jan-2009 at 17:32. Reason: more info.

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    Default Re: Removing Desktop Icons

    Try right clicking on the desktop and choose unlock wigets

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    Default Re: Removing Desktop Icons

    When I right click i have:

    Create Folder

    Create Launcher

    Create Document

    Open in Terminal

    Change Desktop Background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wgcrowder View Post
    I tried to do that:

    bash: /home/william/desktop: No such file or directory

    &

    bash: william: No such file or directory
    Linux is Case Sensative

    /home/william/Desktop

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    Okay Thats a start, thank you. now that I got that to recognize, how do i delete them?

    Sorry, I am a noob.

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    Default Re: Removing Desktop Icons

    Quote Originally Posted by wgcrowder View Post
    I tried to do that:

    bash: /home/william/desktop: No such file or directory

    &

    bash: william: No such file or directory
    Desktop is with a capital D (Desktop instead of desktop, and unlike windows, linux does consider them to be 2 entirely different things).
    You might be interested in the command dir showing you all the folders/files in the current dir and the autocomplete console feature.
    When you're typing a partial directory or filename it will auto-complete if you hit the tab button. For example type /home/william/Des hit tab and it will change to /home/william/Desktop).

    Anyways.. just double click on that home folder icon on your desktop and then double click the "Desktop" folder and select whatever you want to delete and hit the delete key on your keyboard.
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    Default Re: Removing Desktop Icons

    Thats the thing, its empty. If i put a firefox icon there, i can see it. But as for the 3 icons i want removed...they arent there.

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    Default Re: Removing Desktop Icons

    Now it does say I am not Root, so I cannot modify it...how do I log in as Root?

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