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  1. #1
    wgcrowder NNTP User

    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.


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  2. #2
    ram88 NNTP User

    Default Re: Removing Desktop Icons


    wgcrowder;1924799 Wrote:
    > 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:
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    /home/<username>/Desktop/

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    directory?


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  3. #3
    wgcrowder NNTP User

    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


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    geoffro NNTP User

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    Try right clicking on the desktop and choose unlock wigets

    /Geoff


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    wgcrowder NNTP User

    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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    Maestro23 NNTP User

    Default Re: Removing Desktop Icons


    wgcrowder;1924822 Wrote:
    > I tried to do that:
    >
    > bash: /home/william/desktop: No such file or directory
    >
    > &
    >
    > bash: william: No such file or directory


    Linxu is Case Sensative

    /home/william/*D*esktop


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  7. #7
    wgcrowder NNTP User

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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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    Axeia NNTP User

    Default Re: Removing Desktop Icons


    wgcrowder;1924822 Wrote:
    > 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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  9. #9
    wgcrowder NNTP User

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    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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  10. #10
    wgcrowder NNTP User

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


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