Do you wish to hide desktop icons in Ubuntu linux just like Windows?
Then read this post post to hide home, computer, network, drives, and trash desktop icons in Ubuntu Linux.
Simply open Configuration Editor by pressing Alt+F2, type gconf-editor, and run it.
Inside the Configuration Editor, navigate to Apps –> Nautilus –> Desktop. At the right-hand pane, just uncheck the box that corresponds to the icon that you would like to hide.
What to Hide all the desktop icons?
To hide all the icons from your Ubuntu desktop, open the Configuration Editor, navigate to Apps –> nautilus –> preferences, and then locate show_desktop item from the right-hand pane. Uncheck the box and voila, all of your desktop icons should be gone by then.
Thats it !!!