These changes take effect immediately. Each drive will have a unique icon visible on the desktop.
Neat freaks like me like to keep the desktop of their computers free of any clutter. That includes files, folders, and of course, the Macintosh HD. Recently the icon for the Macintosh HD appeared on my desktop. It wasn't previously there so I've no idea why it has suddenly appeared.
Icons for volumes will represent what the actual media or volume is. For example an internal hard drive looks like an internal hard drive, and external drive kind of looks like an external hard disk in an enclosure, CD and DVD looks like optical media, and so on.
Having icons for Macintosh HD, hard drives, external drives, disc media, and other volumes show up on the desktop had been a long standing feature that was in classic Mac OS, and some of those external volumes persist today in modern Mac OS releases too. Enjoy this tip?
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And glad it's been released finally, after such a long wait. Besides that, is there a similar option in PathFinder?
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Everyone can see and reply to it. Keyboard shortcuts Generic? Massive CPU load with upgrade to 8.
The windows come up transparent. Pathfinder 8 Preview Pane.
Move the. How do I get my hard drive to show on the desktop? On any macOS version, you just go to the Finder menu, pick Preferences, and check the box that shows hard drives on the desktop. How to show the storage drive icon on your Mac desktop The Finder gives you a couple ways to see how much free disk space you have.
If you are accustomed to using the desktop for file and program organization, you may find that the large icons lead to a cluttered desktop and you are unable to place as many items on the desktop as you'd like. Reduce the size of desktop icon images to maximize the available space on your MacBook's desktop. A new window entitled "Desktop" appears.
Drag the slider under "Icon Size" to the left to reduce the size of desktop icons. The icons on the desktop become smaller as you drag the slider.