DMG not showing on desktop?

munkery

macrumors 68020
Original poster
Dec 18, 2006
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Two machines, one Lion and other ML.

Lion machine shows mounted dmgs on desktop.

ML machine doesn't show mounted dmgs on desktop.

Both machines have the same settings in Finder preferences.

Anybody else notice this difference?
 

wrldwzrd89

macrumors G5
Jun 6, 2003
12,106
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Solon, OH
Apple changed the classification of "virtual disks" in ML, but I'm not sure what category they fell under before nor the category they fall under now. That's the only conclusion I can draw.
 

nyolc8

macrumors regular
Jul 20, 2012
205
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I have turned on only the External drives option in the Finder preferences, and DMGs showing up on the desktop.
 

munkery

macrumors 68020
Original poster
Dec 18, 2006
2,217
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Apple changed the classification of "virtual disks" in ML, but I'm not sure what category they fell under before nor the category they fall under now. That's the only conclusion I can draw.
I have turned on only the External drives option in the Finder preferences, and DMGs showing up on the desktop.
Thanks for the reply.

Turning on Eternal disks in Finder preferences in ML causes virtual disks to appear on the desktop.

I believe virtual disks belonged to the CD, DVD, and iPod classification in Finder preferences prior to ML.

The old behaviour makes more sense to me giving that virtual disks are mounted for a shorter duration than the typical external drive.