Often we get teased due to the hard drive partitions icons shown at the desktop of the ubuntu, Well i am posting a small trick on how to hide this,
Press Alt+F2 and a dialog box will appear like this:
Type gconf-editor into the box, Like this:
Press Run and A window will appear.Its Configuration Editor. Browse to apps > nautilus > desktop.
"volumes_visible" will be ticked like this:
Untick "volumes_visible" and close the window.
Cheers, the drive icons would then disappear from the desktop. Remember that you can always access the drives from "Places".
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