Hide all desktop icon, folders and files in 2 simple steps with terminal.

Hiding Desktop Icons

  1. Run the below command in terminal
    defaults write com.apple.finder CreateDesktop false
  2. Then run
    killall Finder

Unhide Desktop Icons

  1. Run the below command in terminal
    defaults write com.apple.finder CreateDesktop true
  2. Then run
    killall Finder
Last modified: May 30, 2020

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