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Archive for December 19th, 2014

by Tom Nelson

Weekly Mac news roundup for the week of December 19, 2014.

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Steve Wozniak gets a permanent residence permit from Australia, looking to settle down in Tasmania. Tim Cook takes exception to BBC documentary.

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by Tom Nelson

Question: My Mac doesn’t display any drive icons on the desktop. I know it’s supposed to, because I’ve seen hard drive icons displayed on my friend’s Mac or at the Apple Store, where I bought my Mac.

How do I get my Mac to display the hard drive icons?

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Answer: It’s the Finder’s job to display the desktop and all of its icons, including those for hard drives. The problem is that a default install of OS X renders the desktop without the drive icons.

Luckily, this is easy to correct. In fact, you can specify which desktop icons you would like to have visible simply by setting the preferences in the Finder.

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