When you mount drives from other system,USB,or mount a remote folder.There will be icons on your desktop by default.You may not prefer your desktop with those icons and want a clean desktop.Here’s an easy way to get them disable.


Press Alt+F2 and type gconf-editor to open the app,or run gconf-editor in terminal.


In following screen,navigate to app–>nautilus–>desktop ,and at the right side you will see the key volumes_visible,it need to be uncheck.


Now,all those icons disappear from your desktop and you can always access them at Places–>Computer.