Removing Icons from the OS X Desktop

This installment of Learning OS X shows you how you can turn on and off the various media icons on your desktop. These icons include network shares, hard disk icons, removable disks, CDs, DVDs and iPods.

If you prefer reading over the video then follow these steps.

  1. Open the Finder Preferences
    1. Click the Finder menu click Preferences.
  2. Then on the Finder preferences dialog, click the General tab.
  3. Then, check or un-check the icons you want to appear on the desktop.

As you toggle the checkboxes you will see the icons appear and disappear.

About Joe Cotellese

Joe is the founder of Learning OS X. He's often spending way too much time playing with new Mac software in order to improve his ability at "Getting Things Done."

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