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I know it is possible to hide the name by renaming the file/folder to something else. The problem comes with my cloud showing in the desktop. I want it to show and I don't want to change the names of my folders.

I made a cool icon set for the few things I've got in my desktop and the names there just don't fit.

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Using just Finder to hide filenames on the Desktop is (to my knowledge) not possible, but I would be happy to be proven wrong about that.

I realise you don't want to rename files and folders, but the only workaround I know of to "hide" the filenames is to rename them to a space " ".

  • "I know it is possible to hide the name by renaming the file/folder to something else." – grg Aug 17 '14 at 10:14
  • Yes I realise what he said, and I acknowledged that in my answer: Using just Finder to hide filenames on the Desktop is (to my knowledge) not possible. I'll edit my post so it shows that more prominently. – Kymer Aug 17 '14 at 11:06
  • FinderPop? It has sooo many functions. – Zo219 May 19 '16 at 22:35
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To Hide Desktop Icons, run the following commands in Terminal:

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

To show them again, run:

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

Source: Hide All Desktop Icons in Mac OS X.

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You can use HiddenMe app to hide Desktop icons on demand with a single click. This is especially useful for some presentations.

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