Hide partition icons on desktop in Linux Mint 13 - MATE edition

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http://www.linuxandlife.com – By default, when you insert a USB drive or mount a partition in Linux Mint, the partition and USB icons will appear on the desktop. In my opinion, it is redundant and makes the desktop ugly. Here is a quick tip about how to hide these icons in Linux Mint 13 - MATE edition. Hit Alt + F2 and type mateconf-editor then click Run: You then will have the Configuration Editor of Linux Mint open.  You choose apps > caja > desktop then uncheck the volumes_visible option like the image below: That's this. Now there is no partition icon on my desktop when I mount all the partitions: (Distributions)