Neat freak newbie. Can I hide the Mac HD icon?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 2Sunny, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. 2Sunny macrumors member

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    #1
    Yes I know its trivial and silly, but none the less . . .

    I have a cute little copy of the Mac HD image in my dock which I find much more aesthetically appealing than the lone icon on my desktop which is ruining the beautiful image of my vacation dream.

    Is there a way to hide the Mac HD icon?

    Honest to goodness I did a search under "hide HD" and other similar variations, but no luck. So thanks to any that take the time to read and answer!

    Joe - the humble student searching the annals of MacRumors for crumbs of knowledge.
     
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    #2
    Finder > Preferences... > uncheck Hard Disks under Show these items on the Desktop.
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Finder - Preferences - General - "Show these items on the Desktop" Uncheck Hard Disks.

    Too slow.. But still faster than some :D
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    #4
    Finder menu --> Preferences --> General

    Uncheck "Hard disks" under "Show these items on the Desktop:"

    Edit: I guess we all agree on this one. ;)
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yes
    go to finder-preferences-general- and then uncheck hd icons

    edit: haha wow 4 replies in the same minute
     
  6. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Welcome to MR

    It is not necessary to use large coloured text to get your question across. Some will think that rude.
     
  7. 2Sunny thread starter macrumors member

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    Rudeness.

    Well that's the last thing I would want. :eek:

    I promise no more big letters :D and thanks for all the quick answers. You dudes rock.

    Joe
     

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