Desktop Icons Gone in Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mwt, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. mwt macrumors newbie

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    #1
    The finder works, and the desktop background is fine.
    But for some reason the desktop icons have disappeared.
    The files and directories on the desktop are there in finder's file listing.
    But they don't show on the desktop.
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. djejrejk macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried relaunching finder? Or *shudder* rebooting?
     
  3. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Maybe Finder > Preferences > General > Show these items?
     
  4. gikku macrumors regular

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    I've been experiencing this on two machines, icons not on the desktop, but they're listed in Desktop in the finder. Also icons don't appear in the dock when the app is launched or running.
    only a minor inconvenience for me, as I figured it out pretty quickly, but if it was on my Mum's machine she'd be lost.

    killall Dock or
    killall Finder resolves it but I shouldn't need to do this.
     
  5. petercopu macrumors newbie

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    #5
    Also!

    You could check the settings of programs like - Onyx, TinkerTool

    I had accidentally checked "Disable Desktop Features" in TinkerTool, that was my problem.

    :apple:
     
  6. mit3y macrumors newbie

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    Brute force fix..

    From shell issue:

    defaults write com.apple.finder CreateDesktop -bool true; killall Finder
     
  7. MBX macrumors 65816

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    yep, this is a bug/ issue that has annoyed the hell out of me with leopard.

    icons disappear on the desktop and they reappear again if you restart finder.

    i so hope this is another thing they fix in 10.5.5
     
  8. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    I have 10.5.5, and this just happened to me for the first time. I do not think it is directly related to the update, though, because I had all my icons for the past few days.

    They haven't fixed the bug where Leopard "forgets" the display's color profile, either.
     

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