- Open dconf by opening up a terminal or hitting alt-f2 and enter the following command:
Once entered, dconf Editor (aka configuration editor) will open up.
- In the left column, navigate to org > gnome > desktop > background
- Selecting/Deselecting show-desktop-icons will toggle whether or not icons and right clicking are enabled.
- By default the Home and Trash icons will be visible one show-desktop-icons is enabled. If you want to disable the trash or home icons on your desktop, you can do this by navigating to org > gnome > nautilus > desktop
Here you can toggle trash-icon-visible and home-icon-visible