How To Hide Icons from Your Mac OS X Desktop

August 2017


OS X makes it easy for users who would like to hide their desktop apps and shortcuts. This article will walk you through the easy way to hide media from the desktop of your Mac.

How To Hide the Hard Drive Icon from Your Desktop

Click on the Finder menu > Preferences > General. Then click on Show these items on the desktop.

Clear the checkboxes next to Hard disks, External disks, CDs, DVDs, and iPods and Connected servers.

Close the Finder Preferences to apply your new settings.

N.B. This procedure applies to most, if not all, versions of Mac OS X.

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Published by deri58. Latest update on December 2, 2015 at 12:18 PM by ChristinaCCM.
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