"show these items on desktop"

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fowler., Mar 16, 2006.

  1. fowler. macrumors 6502a

    fowler.

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    #1
    I remember in earlier incarnations of Panther, they considered external hard drives different from cds, disk images and ipods.

    Is there any way to change it so that I can display those while excluding my external drives on the desktop?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    #2
    Select Finder and go to Preferences. (Cmd + ,)

    In Finder's preferences there are options to control what drive types are shown on the desktop.
     
  3. fowler. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    fowler.

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    #3
    the problem is my ext. hds are under the "cds, dvds, and ipod" selection. so if i kill my hard drives, I kill all the other stuff that i'm trying to keep.
     
  4. m-dogg macrumors 65816

    m-dogg

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    #4
    Maybe you could include a shortcut to your external in your dock?
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    #5
    Actually you should be able to keep the icons off of your desktop but they should still show up in your side bar.
     

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