rename DESKTOP icons on leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by spunklemonkey, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2008
    how do I rename icons on the desktop in leopard without using right click? Is there no way to do it? For instance theres the windows bootcamp drive there called untitled. Any way to rename icons on desktop?
  2. macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Click once so it's highlighted. Click again and you'll get the name to be editable. Just don't do it quickly.
  3. macrumors Core

    Jun 16, 2004
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2008
    Ah I see. Apart from this doesnt work with the untitled drive I have, it works on normal icons but not on the windows bootcamp drive I want to rename. Is there no way to rename this icon without right clicking? Its the same as the mac hd, that cant seem to be renamed either from desktop. Where else can I change the name without right click?
  5. macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Well since you can't rename it from the desktop it must be formatted as NTFS. You can rename that while you are booted into Windows and it will still show the new name when you return to Mac OSX though.

    If it were a FAT32 formatted volume you could name it just like any other icon on the Mac desktop. Personally, I just hid the icon itself since I did not need it on my desktop! ;)

    EDIT: BTW- you should be able to rename your Mac hard disk icon the same as any other icon on your desktop- click once to select it and press Enter (as was mentioned above by bartelby).
  6. macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    You can rename your bootcamp partition in Windows.
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2008
    Thanks very much I understand now, yes it is ntfs so it cant be changed i just didnt think it would be the case with an icon. I think i might hide the icon although I was trying to use the mac with no right click but I think ill put right click on actually.

    Ill change name from windows.

    Thanks for the information!

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