You’d be surprised how many times this question gets asked all across the Web. People even download and install software specifically written to add system tweaking functionality to your system from a GUI perspective, such as the Secrets Preference Pane or Onyx. But, if all you want to do is hide the desktop icons on your Mac, this bloatware is highly unnecessary. Just a few seconds at the Terminal, and you’ll be off to the races.
This is my first tutorial video on youtube in quite some time, so don’t be too harsh with the criticism. I didn’t even talk on this one cause I’m so out of practice. I see and hear people ask about this more often than you would think. It’s an easy task, really…getting all those desktop icons off of your desktop. Just follow the tip outlined in this video, and you’ll be good to go. One thing not mentioned in the video, is that when you make the icons disappear from the desktop and then start adding new icons, then go to make the old ones unhidden, you’ll have a cluttered mess of icons overlapping other icons. An easy fix for this would be to just right click on the desktop and click “Sort by” and pick your poison. I find myself sorting by “Date Modified” quite a bit, lately. But, that’s just the way I roll. There really isn’t much else to say with this one, so I’ll just let the video do the rest of the talking.