How to hide desktop icons “User Home” and “Trash” in Ubuntu? Hint… No coding needed!

I absolutely hate a cluttered desktop. I keep my desktops clean (very clean!) – no icon, no file and no folder. If you are an Ubuntu user, two icons on the desktop might be irritating you.

Ubuntu desktop with User Home & Trash Icons

Here is a simple solution (no coding needed) to disable these two icons “User Home” and “Trash” from your desktop. These steps should work for all current Ubuntu LTS releases including the latest Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) Beta.

  • Step 1: Go to Ubuntu Software and install Gnome Tweaks.
Go to Ubuntu Software and install Gnome Tweaks
  • Step 2: Now open the software and navigate to Extensions > Desktop Icons.
Open the software and navigate to Extensions > Desktop Icons
  • Step 3: Disable both “Show the personal folder on the desktop” and “Show the wastebasket icon on the desktop”.
Disable both "Show the personal folder on the desktop" and "Show the wastebasket icon on the desktop"

That’s it. Both icons are gone!

Icon-free Ubuntu Desktop - Hide all icons from Ubuntu Desktop

I am an SEO professional, expert in both on-content and technical search engine optimisation. Besides eating, breathing and sleeping SEO, I am passionate about travelling, photography, collecting vintage mobile handsets and philately. I am also keen on financial freedom - saving, investing and passive income.

Write A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Pin It