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How to remove Macintosh HD drive from desktop in Mountain Lion

I just made a fresh upgrade to Mountain Lion on my Macbook Air and the first thing that I noticed was the Macintosh HD drive appearing on my desktop.

Although I admit that when it comes to usability, shortcuts are useful. But for some reason I believe the Macintosh HD icon appearing on the desktop just interferes with the clean design and decided to get rid of it, here are the steps.

  1. Click on Finder and open Finder’s preferences pane.
  2. There in General tab, uncheck “Hard disks” under “Show these items on the desktop” to clear away the icon.

That’s it. The same can be done to remove icons of external disks, connected servers or any CDs, DVDs and iPods connected to your Mac.

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  • Michael August 2, 2012, 6:22 pm

    I can almost guarantee that people who read your blog know how to do this. This website has gone really downhill from last year. I know that you have moved onto other things but you should have stopped posting rather than posting few and far in-between. I will be unsubscribing from your newslist as well, I dont want to read articles that are months old.

    • Saad Hamid August 3, 2012, 12:00 am

      Fair enough Michael. I just want to help people with some solutions, whether old or new.

  • writingbee.com August 23, 2012, 4:59 pm

    I will be unsubscribing from your newslist as well, I dont want to read articles that are months old.

  • Sup November 22, 2012, 3:24 am

    My Macbook air does not have a preference pane. I just got it yesterday and already I’m having problems!

  • Sup November 22, 2012, 3:25 am

    How do I deal with it
    Reply ASAP

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