Hiding "Macintosh HD" icon

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thebrink, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. thebrink macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2008
    I just moved from Panther to Leopard. In Panther it was possible to remove the "Macintosh HD" icon in the top right corner from the desktop. But I cant find such a preference anywhere in Leopard. Is it possible to remove it? I hate that ugly icon.
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Finder->Preferences->General->Show these items on the Desktop
  3. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2007
    Go to Finder Preferences then uncheck "Hard disks" under "Show these items on the Desktop"
  4. thebrink thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2008
    I was looking under "Appearance" in System Prefs.:eek:
  5. sofaxkingxhi macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2010
    help me

    i have done what the forum has said for my issue, im trying to either add the macintosh hd to the dock or just remove it from the desktop .. (preferably from the desktop) i bought this black macbook and its running 10.6.2.
    apple said it has a new logic board but doesnt have a sn#..
    well when i read to hide the mac hd from desktop .. go to finder-prefs-uncheck hd ..
    well my issue is i cant even find the prefs part in the finder. if anyone can help out on this please please help me . im trying to keep this macbook nice looking and sleek
  6. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Click anywhere on your desktop to make the Finder active
    Go to the Menu Bar and look under Finder -> Preferences
    If you are looking under System Prefs you won't find it


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