Desktop icons or no icons

deany

macrumors 68030
Original poster
Sep 16, 2012
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North Wales
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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T5BRICK

macrumors G3
Aug 3, 2006
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Oregon
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).
 

DavidLynch

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Apr 9, 2015
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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.
 

Jessica Lares

macrumors G3
Oct 31, 2009
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Near Dallas, Texas, USA
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.
 

JTToft

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Apr 27, 2010
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Aarhus, Denmark
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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jerryk

macrumors 603
Nov 3, 2011
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SF Bay Area
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.
 

Suture

macrumors 6502a
Feb 22, 2007
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Drive icons and temporary files only here. Otherwise it turns into an absolute mess of a desktop for me.
 

RichardC300

macrumors 65816
Sep 27, 2012
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Chapel Hill, NC
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.
 

SoundsEclectic

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May 19, 2016
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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...
 
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