Can you select no icons to show up on your desktop?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mashinhead, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    I want my desktop to have no icons or folders show up on the desktop itself, only through the finder or through a stacks folder. Is that possible?
     
  2. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. In Finder, go to Preferences, General, and uncheck all the "show these items on Desktop" and then make sure you don't have any stray files or folders on your desktop.
     
  3. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    You can remove hard drives by going to Finder Preferences and under General deselect all of the show these items on desktop check boxes.

    EDIT:Beaten to it.
     
  4. mashinhead thread starter macrumors 68020

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    yea i'm aware of that but that doesn't include folders and say screenshots and stuff like that. that' s just for mounted disks.
     
  5. atarin macrumors regular

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    Don't folders and screen shots show up on your desktop because you saved them there? Move them to another location, and they won't show up on the desktop? Just a thought.
     
  6. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, that's the "and then make sure you don't have any stray files or folders on your desktop" part...you have to also not have anything in your Desktop directory. I don't believe you can prevent items in your Desktop directory from showing on the Desktop, at least not without a third-party app. Just store them in a different directory.
     
  7. sphalerite2000 macrumors newbie

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    No folder Icons visible on desktop or finder

    Last week I signed on and I had no folder icons visible on the desktop (the names of the folders still appear) or in the finder, how do I get them back?

    - thanks
     

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