Show and hide the computer icon on the desktop
Like the disks volume icons, the trash icon and the home folder icon also the Computer icon can be hidden or shown again if needed by executing a simple command. To hide the computer icon you can execute the following command inside a terminal window:
gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.desktop computer-icon-visible false
To show the computer icon you can execute:
gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.desktop computer-icon-visible true
The change is permanent and immediate so doesn’t require any restart.