This article describes steps one can take to hide or unhide the personal folder on the desktop in Ubuntu Linux.
When you install Ubuntu Linux, your personal folder is shown on the desktop and named Home by default.
This is your home folder and contains folders of your documents, pictures, videos, music and others. Your personal folder provides a unified storage location for your data, so you don’t have to look everywhere.
The folder on your desktop also provides a quick way to open your home folder in Ubuntu Linux.
If you want to clean desktop without any folders or icons, you can hide your personal folder or show the folder if it’s hidden.
How to hide or unhide personal folder on desktop in Ubuntu Linux
As described above, when you install Ubuntu Linux, your personal folder is shown on the desktop and named Home by default.
Below is how to hide or unhide it in Ubuntu Linux.
Ubuntu Linux has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating, all can be done from the System Settings panel.
Alternatively, click on the System menu at the top-right corner of the top bar on your desktop.
On the System menu, select Settings as highlighted below.
In the Settings app, click on Appearance tile to open the panel.
In the System Settings -> Appearance panel, under Desktop icons, toggle the switch button for Show Personal folder to On or Off to show or hide your personal folder on the desktop.
If you turn off, the folder is hidden. If you turn on, the folder is shown again.
That should do it!
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