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    Question Icon Free Desktop?
    Is it possible to hide my desktop icons so that my desktop only displays my wallpaper? It can be done in windows by right clicking on the desktop with my mouse.
    Thank you for any help.

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    Absolutely. Go to Finder > Preferences > General and uncheck anything you don't want on the desktop under "Show these items on the desktop."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ubridge View Post
    Is it possible to hide my desktop icons so that my desktop only displays my wallpaper? It can be done in windows by right clicking on the desktop with my mouse.
    Thank you for any help.
    do you still want the dock at the bottom?

    (sorry if it is a stupid question, look at my post count )

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    In addition to vansmith's suggestion, if you simply want to "temporarily" hide items on your desktop, then there are 3rd party tools to help with that. DesktopUtility is one freebie that's available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
    In addition to vansmith's suggestion, if you simply want to "temporarily" hide items on your desktop, then there are 3rd party tools to help with that. DesktopUtility is one freebie that's available.
    SweetP Productions
    Thank you for your help. DesktopUtility was exactly what I was looking for. I had previously spent a lot of time trying to find a way to clear those icons from my desktop but was never able to do it until now..

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