# [LINUX QUESTION] Remove text from desktop icons

#### bugman

##### Super Moderator
This is more of and aesthetics issue, but recently I upgraded to MINT 14 and I would like to remove the text from my "computer" and "home" desktop icons. Does anyone have a fix for this? I have tried just inserting spaces, but when I reboot the text reappears. Also, it would be useful to know how to change the oreientation of the txt, so that it sits to the right of the icon rather than sitting underneath.

Thanks for any tips!

p

#### bryangoodrich

##### Probably A Mammal
Here's a tip: don't use desktop icons

I prefer to see my wallpaper when I can see my desktop. The icons just get in the way! If I want files, I go to my file manager lol

#### bugman

##### Super Moderator
Yep. Thanks Bryan. I am leaning that way. this ridiculous problem might force me into it.

#### TheEcologist

##### Global Moderator
This is more of and aesthetics issue, but recently I upgraded to MINT 14 and I would like to remove the text from my "computer" and "home" desktop icons. Does anyone have a fix for this? I have tried just inserting spaces, but when I reboot the text reappears. Also, it would be useful to know how to change the oreientation of the txt, so that it sits to the right of the icon rather than sitting underneath.

Thanks for any tips!

p

This is going to be a guess as I don't have MINT installed but try opening a terminal and typing;

If you are using nautilus.

Code:
gconf-editor
If it's installed, then go to nautilus and it's desktop settings.

Otherwise look for the correct configuration files in your ~\.config

Same thing goes for if you are not using nautilus, look for the config files in your ~\.MINT_SPECIFIC_CONFIG_FOLDER

This, atleast, is where I always start. You may have already, if so, nevermind this post.

#### bugman

##### Super Moderator
Thanks TE.

I have tried gconf, but MINT 14 uses caja not nautalis and I can't see it in the menu.

I'll keep looking...

#### TheEcologist

##### Global Moderator
I'll install MINT later today, just for the fun of it.

Which did you recommend?

#### bugman

##### Super Moderator
Good one TE!

Im using Mint 14 (Mate version).

#### bugman

##### Super Moderator
I recently installed updates in Mint and now I am having issues with conky version 1.9.0 as in the days of the week on my calender arn't showing. As a trouble shooting excercise, I want to down grade conky to version 1.8.1.

Does anyone know how I can do this in the terminal?

Cheers

#### TheEcologist

##### Global Moderator
Hee Bugman!

I don't know how to do this for mint exactly but it should be similar to do this in ubuntu (as mint also uses aptitude right?).

This worked for me when I downgraded a package once:

Code:
 # Update package information
sudo apt-get update
# This should in theory show what versions are available
apt-cache show conky
# Get the correct package + version if available
sudo apt-get install package=version
Hope this helps!

TE

#### bugman

##### Super Moderator
Cool mate,

thanks a heap. My theory was right and its back working again!