Desktop icons or no icons

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by deany, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. deany macrumors 68030

    deany

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    #1
    Hi
    I've been a macOS & rMBP 13" for a year now, from Windows. & I love not having icons on the desktop. I also have dock and menu hidden.
    How do others keep their desktop?
    thanks

    ps
    my desktop photo is Easter Island
     

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  2. charlyee macrumors 6502

    charlyee

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    #2
    Same here - no desktop items and dock hidden on the left.

    I have been using OSX since 2011 and love it this way.
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I have a couple of icons on my desktop, and I hate the hidden dock, so mine is a permanent fixture(although it is as small as possible).
     
  4. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    I don't hide the dock but my only desktop icons are internal and external storage. I also use Magnet (which I love) to keep the windows organized.
     
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    I have the dock setup so it doesn't even show up ever because I usually use uBar. Right now I've just been using Launchpad to open stuff though - Honestly, I keep a lot of my apps to just popup straight at startup and I sleep the machine instead of restarting it pretty much 24/7.

    Keep the menu on always and don't have icons on my desktop.
     
  6. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    No permanent icons. I use my Desktop for whatever I'm currently working on or need to keep only temporarily for reference. Dock is permanently visible and doesn't have magnification or indicators.

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  7. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    I have my drive icons on the desktop. I do the same thing on my windows machines.
    Everything else in taskbar or menus on windows, or in dock on OSX.
     
  8. Badrottie Suspended

    Badrottie

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    I leave Dock and Mac HD on the desktop that's all.
     
  9. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Yep clean and clear for me as well I love it.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I keep mine clean as well, little to no icons on the desktop
     
  11. Suture macrumors 6502a

    Suture

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    Drive icons and temporary files only here. Otherwise it turns into an absolute mess of a desktop for me.
     
  12. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

    RichardC300

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    I have no icons on the desktop and dock hidden on the left like some people have already mentioned. Hiding the dock gives you the feeling that you have so much more room.
     
  13. SoundsEclectic macrumors newbie

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    External drive and my network drive and a short cut to my Music folder. This is my personal machine, my work machine on the other hand has clutter everywhere...
     
  14. janitor3 macrumors regular

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  15. charlyee macrumors 6502

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    Just have the dock and that too hidden on the left. Love the look of just the wallpaper.
     

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