Unable to move Network icon around on desktop.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kd5ftn, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. kd5ftn macrumors newbie

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    Hi! Another newbie to OS X. I have a 24" iMac running 10.4.8.

    Not a major problem, but quite a nuisance when I try to keep things organized:

    The network icon sitting on my desktop refuses to move. All the other icons will freely move anywhere and 'snap to grid' is turned off. The only time the network icon moves is if I change resolution.

    Now, right clicking on 'Network' shows that it's read only but I also have a 'Servers' icon that's read only and it moves just fine, so I can't see that being the cause.

    So..

    1) Is this normal behavior?

    2) What can be done about it

    3) At a last resort, how do I just remove the icon from my desktop (I know it take a third party utility, what do you recommend)

    Thanks for your time and patience!
    --Nick
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Wait, how did you get your Network icon onto the Desktop in the first place? We're talking about this icon, right? :)


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  3. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    ^This is the first thing that popped into my head...how did you? is it an alias?



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  4. kd5ftn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes Mad jew, that is the correct icon.

    I have no idea how it's on my desktop - is that unnatural? No I don't think it's an alias. Right-clicking shows eject, but that doesn't work.


    Update:
    It seems to only show up when I have "Show hidden files and folders" enabled

    Here's a SS of the info:
     

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  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Ahh, well disable the viewing of hidden files. :D
     

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