Getting rid of that Macintosh HD icon

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by superspiffy, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

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    How do you get rid of that "Macintosh HD" on your desktop? How do you get a totally clean desktop as displayed on the box of the MBP?
     
  2. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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    go to the finder and go to preferences then gerneral tab and click off the Hard Disks.
     
  3. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Finder> preferences > remove HD icon from desktop
     
  4. superspiffy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. EmptyG macrumors regular

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    Follow up question to this...

    Can you hide the icon that gets created when you use bootcamp, but keep the "Macintosh HD" icon? Or do you have to have them all on or off?
     
  6. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Pretty much either on or off. I think you can eject the Boot Camp partition and do something in Terminal, but it's pretty complicated and I don't think you can access your Boot Camp partition.
     
  7. percheroneclips macrumors newbie

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    big sound icon and volume control, why does it mute?

    Why does that huge sound icon stay up on my screen and autoimatically mute the music for a while. I installed the new iTunes and what's with the hide volume control!:confused:
     
  8. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Are you moving around with your laptop? Or are you using it in your lap?
     
  9. EmptyG macrumors regular

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  10. freezelighter macrumors member

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    Does somebody have a "Macintosh HD" white ghost icon on Desktop of El Capitan?

    It appears every time my mac returns from Standby.

    Seems to be a terrible bug of 10.11.2.

    No settings in Finder help to disable that icon.
     

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