Show The Computer, home, Network and Trash icons on Your Ubuntu desktop

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By default, Ubuntu does not show Computer,home,network and Trash icon on the desktop in Ubuntu. Instead Ubuntu shows the Trash icon on the extreme right of the bottom panel. Also having the Trash icon on the desktop in Ubuntu is a good option, because it becomes easier to drag -- drop files onto the Trash icon.

A Computer icon on your desktop gives you easy access to all mounted drives and your home folder at one place just like Windows does. Here is how you can show the Computer,home,network and Trash icon on your Ubuntu Desktop.

Press Alt + F2 and type gconf-editor in the dialog box and Click Run to start the GNOME Configuration Editor.


Now you need to Go to the apps/nautilus/desktop from left menu and On the right hand side,you need to check the following options

trash_icon_visible
computer_icon_visible
home_icon_visible
network_icon_visible

You can do few more things from that place too, change the trash_icon_name,home_icon_name,network_icon_name and computer_icon_name.

That's it now you should see The Computer, home and Trash,Network icons on Your Ubuntu desktop


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7 thoughts on “Show The Computer, home, Network and Trash icons on Your Ubuntu desktop

  1. as root open gnome-terminal

    # show home icon”
    gconftool-2 \
    –config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults \
    -t bool -s /apps/nautilus/desktop/home_icon_visible true

    # show icon computer
    gconftool-2 \
    –config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults \
    -t bool -s /apps/nautilus/desktop/computer_icon_visible true

    # show trash icon
    gconftool-2 \
    –config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults \
    -t bool -s /apps/nautilus/desktop/trash_icon_visible true

    logout and login for source configuration, enjoy!

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  2. I’ve done this many times, but THIS TIME it didn’t work!

    I’ve got those checkboxes checked in gconf-editor>apps>nautilus>desktop, and also set my default file view to list_view in preferences.

    I’ve rebooted several times and checked the settings again.

    They are still there it changes nothing. What could be the matter?

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  3. I tried and i am not able to get the icons such as desktop and icon view. instead i get things like SON@thinkcentre.
    Please help

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  4. Hi
    I have ubuntu 14.04 intalled. But I can not get the computer Desktop icon.
    There is no key for it.

    Cu

    Mpman

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