Removing Macintosh HD Icon

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by The_Man, May 3, 2006.

  1. The_Man macrumors 6502

    The_Man

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    #1
    Hey, I was just cleaning up my iBook's desktop and I thought it would look good to have no icons at all. So I tried to remove my HD icon and I couldn't figure it out? Does anyone know how to do this

    (I already searched the subject and couldnt find anything, please send me a link if there already is another thread)
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    Jan 6, 2004
    #2
    open up the Finder Preferences and you can deselect "show HDs" in there.
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Jul 4, 2004
    #3
    I never have the HD icon on my desktop here at home or at work. Can't see the point of wanting to dump stuff in there outside the User's folder or access files by even going there... it's a mystery (to me) why it's even there as default.
     
  4. gman71882 macrumors 6502

    gman71882

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    Houston, Tx
    #4
    Press command–, (comma) to open up Finder Prefs.
    options are there for viewing what you want.
     
  5. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

    funkychunkz

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    Ottawa, Canada
    #5
    If you normally have alot of files on your desktop and you don't want to have to organize them, then type this into the terminal:
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.finder CreateDesktop No
    Code:
    killall Finder
    (to restart it)

    and to show the files again:
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.finder CreateDesktop Yes
    and restart the finder again

    Now normally I'd tell you how to make a script out of this...but I'm too lazy to help you be lazy.

    EDIT: No=Yes___small difference...
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Solon, OH
    #6
    Err, shouldn't that second no be a yes?

    Thanks for the info, though.
     

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