Sunday, 8 June 2014

remove hidden files that show on desktop in osx

Sometimes its good to see hidden files in finder, but its annoying that they show up on the desktop.

If you want to stop these showing, here is the command to run in terminal:

defaults write com.apple.finder CreateDesktop -bool false && killall Finder

to make them appear again, use:

defaults write com.apple.finder CreateDesktop -bool true && killall Finder