How to show home/mycomputer in ubuntu desktop permanently

I won’t like my desktop without Home and Computer shortcuts. But by default Ubuntu desktop will be clean.

We can get these shortcuts displayed in the desktop by the following steps.

  1. Open a terminal from Applications > Accessories > Terminal
  2. Enter ”gconf-editor” command, which will open the configuration editor.
  3. Select apps > nautilus > desktop.
  4. There you can see the check boxes for Computer Icon, home icon etc. Just check the required shortcuts and close this window.

Thats all. You have Computer, Home, Network or Trash shortcuts in your desktop.

You can also use the volumes_visible check-box to display the mounted file-systems in your desktop.

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