how do i remove an icon from my desk top?
I placed an icon on my desktop for macintosh HD and I don't know how to remove it. i thought that if I right clicked it there would be an option to delete shortcut or something like that but there isn't. I am currently running Mountain Lion on my late 2011 MBP.
Any idea how I delete or move the icon off the desktop?
- 08-20-2012, 06:58 PM #2
Right click & move to trash... that will take it off the desktop. If it's an alias to something, it will still be in its original location.
Edit to add: My bad... that works for everything but the MacHD icon if in the desktop... I missed the part about the HD when I replied.
Last edited by kch50428; 08-20-2012 at 07:50 PM.
- 08-20-2012, 07:30 PM #3
The best way to do this is to go to "Finder" and preferences, and make sure the hard drive isn't clicked to be shown on the desktop...as far as i knew, you couldn't drag and drop the HD icon on the desktop as an "alias" icon (but i could be wrong about that)...
Finder > Preferences > General > "Show these items on the desktop", un-click "Hard disks"
- 08-20-2012, 08:23 PM #5
- 08-20-2012, 08:54 PM #6