"If you are new to Linux and are using Ubuntu, you may find it
frustrating that there's no instant option to easily hide/show
desktop icons just like in Windows. But there's no need to worry as
there are several ways to minimize or eliminate your desktop
clutter and hide some or even all the icons from your Ubuntu
"Hiding home, computer, network, drives, and trash desktop
"To hide the home, computer, network, drives, and trash icons,
simply open Configuration Editor by pressing Alt-F2, type
gconf-editor, and run it."
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