Hide files and folders on GNOME Desktop.

gconftool-2 --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop --type bool 0
What you're really trying to do is make all the icons go away, right? It's not that hard, guys. Saves a lot of heart ache and hard drive activity to just tell Gnome to not display the icons.

By: vxbinaca
2010-10-05 19:39:42

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I'm thinking they're not getting specific about what to hide so as to leave it up to the reader. If not, yeah, they really should just use gconftool2 to turn them off.
TheMightyBuzzard · 581 weeks and 3 days ago
I mean, why move files around or rename them? Seems like a trip to Google or a manpage would fix most Unix problems.
vxbinaca · 581 weeks and 3 days ago
Almost all know how to hide or show icons. The receipt was about _temporary_ hidding the files on your Desktop from CLI, e.g. cd ~/Desktop; ls *.flv >.hidden; killall nautilus rm .hidden; killall nautilus
bogomips · 581 weeks and 3 days ago
then take my command and change the 0 to a 1. You could use an AT scheduler to run it 5 minutes later or something to change it back. You're trying to hide it from Gnome, not the Bash. Thats how this all started.
vxbinaca · 581 weeks and 3 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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