Howto Show Home/MyComputer in Ubuntu Desktop Permanently


This is a among the first things I do after installing Ubuntu . And since Ubuntu 10.04 LTS has just released, there is no better time for a tutorial on how to display home/computer icons in Ubuntu desktop permanently. You can use applications like ubuntu-tweak to bring similar funtionality. But here, I am only tinkering with the existing settings to achieve the same instead of installing any new applications.
  • Right Click on the top left corner of your desktop(notice the small ubuntu icon) as shown in the screenshot below and select Edit Menus option.
  • Tick the Configuration Editor from the System Tools menu.
  • Now close the above window and then Goto Applications - System Tools - Configuration Editor
  • Now select the apps dropdown menu.
  • Goto apps - nautilus - desktop and tick the two options, computer_icon_visible and home_icon_visible ie.
  • Thats it :)

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