Quick Tip: Remove Trash Icon from Ubuntu 17.10 Desktop

For a neat and tidy desktop interface, some users even want to remove the ‘Trash’ desktop shortcut icon in Ubuntu 17.10.

And this quick tutorial is going to show you how to do it in the default Ubuntu 17.10 (Gnome) desktop.


1. Open Ubuntu Software app, search for and install Gnome Tweaks, a simple graphical tool for configuring Gnome 3 Desktop.


2. Then launch Gnome Tweaks, navigate to ‘Desktop’ in left pane.

There either turn off the switch for ‘Show icons’ to hide all desktop icons, or only switch off the ‘Trash’ icon.


That’s it. Enjoy!

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.