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Old Jan 13, 2011, 07:15 AM   #1
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No MacbookAir HDD icon on the desktop?

Got my new 13" MBA on Tuesday. I noticed after going through the setup menus and once it got to the desktop there is no HDD icon on the desktop. Is this standard on the MBAs? It doesn't bother me but I was just curious.

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Old Jan 13, 2011, 07:42 AM   #2
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It should be there... no different to any other Mac.
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 07:45 AM   #3
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If you want to put it back:

Finder>Preferences>General>Show these items on the desktop
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 07:46 AM   #4
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Click on the desktop and then go to the menubar Finder > Preferences, then tick Hard Disks under the general tab at Show These Items on the Desktop.
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 07:52 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone. I know how to get it back LOL.

I was just wondering why it wasn't there when I first powered on for the very first time.
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 03:13 PM   #6
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Same here! There was no HDD icon on desktop after the setup process. I have the 11.6 MBA (1.4gh-4gb ram-128gb ssd), and i was curious as well if that is the case with all MBA's...
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 03:22 PM   #7
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Mine was the same way, no HD icon.

Actually I've got used to it and left it off. I kinda like nothing on the desktop on this machine.
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 04:22 PM   #8
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 06:21 PM   #9
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thanks

Thanks guys!
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 06:25 PM   #10
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No HDD icon is the default in Snow Leopard.

No idea why.

Those who upgrade keep their existing settings.
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 07:44 AM   #11
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No HDD icon is the default in Snow Leopard.

No idea why.

Those who upgrade keep their existing settings.
Very interesting. Thanks Magic!
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 08:34 AM   #12
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I think it was to keep the desktop clean. The finder icon on the Doc can do the same thing.
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