OS X :: How To Hide Desktop Icons

Jun 17, 2010

How do I hide desktop icons?

I was searching for ways, but it seems that was with older versions because I can't find a general button under preferences on my imac.

I found how to change the size of them and arrange them, but I can't find a way to hide them..

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