Hiding Desktop Icons?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rebelx24, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. rebelx24 macrumors newbie

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    Hey, I'm an OS X vet, and yet I don't know the answer to this question: can icons on the desktop be hidden from view? Pretty sure Windows has a way to do this. If anyone knows, tell all. Thanks.
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

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    no, I didn't find anyway to do it.
     
  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Finder > Preferences

    General Tab. Anything that is not one of those options can be moved elsewhere in the filesystem.

    Alternatively, you can use Backdrop
     

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  4. clevin macrumors G3

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    huh, interesting, how about other icons?
     
  5. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    #5
    Try Camouflage
     
  6. mufflon macrumors 6502

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    alternatively if you want to hide it from plain view - e.g. more than just hiding the icon but the file itself just use
    mv filename .filename
    though I'm not certain this is what you're looking for
     
  7. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    you can hide Hard Drives, Servers, and Cd's DVD's iPod's etc. in the built in software through Finder>Preferences

    if you want to hide everything you could try a program
     
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Just quit the Finder...


    (You can add a Quit Finder item to your menu using something like Tinkertool or typing "defaults write com.apple.finder QuitMenuItem -bool yes" in Terminal.)
     
  9. iTeen macrumors 65816

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