Any option to show "icon only" for desktop icons?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Schumach5, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Schumach5 macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2008
    Houston, TX
    I'm trying to customize my desktop a little more with new HDD icons, but the problem is that the new icons are of text...which looks silly side by side a text label description of each drive. Any way to bypass the drives from showing their names on the desktop without changing the names of the drives to *space* or similar?
  2. LittleFin macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2009
    Use Aliases?

    I don't know of any way to do that. Here is one option, though still a bit hack-ish, that might work better than renaming the actual drives:

    1. In Finder preferences, under General, uncheck the box for hard drives to appear on Desktop.

    2. Instead, create aliases to each drive on the desktop, and name those *space* and *spacespace*, etc.

    Would at least be a bit better than actually renaming your hard drive to *space* anyway. :)

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