Without doing anything specific I have suddenly the location path of the desktop image written on my desktop like


On my 2nd Monitor it says (6)/System/Library and so forth.

Its not clickable, changing the desktop image is changing the written path, but not the mentioning itself. enter image description here

Any ideas? My System MBP 13" Mid 2018, (4 TB3 Ports and TouchBar) 2,7 GHz IC i7 16 B 2133 MHz LPDDR3 Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 1536 MB macOS High Sierra, 10.13.6 w/ security update 2020-003


I don't know how you got this turned on accidentally, but you can remove it by entering these two lines in Terminal.app:

defaults delete com.apple.dock desktop-picture-show-debug-text

killall Dock
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  • So this turns it on? defaults write com.apple.dock desktop-picture-show-debug-text true – lhf May 28 at 11:05
  • I believe so. I actually used Mac Pilot to test this. You need to restart the Dock afterwards with killall Dock after turning it on or off. – TJ Luoma May 28 at 12:51

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