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I can remove the Macintosh HD icon from the desktop via the settings of the finder, but how to remove the other 'MacBook Pro' icon?

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Edit: it shows up after I changed the name of the Mac, however, changing it back doesn't help. And here is the icon's 'get info':

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And these are the finder's preferences/settings, ticking off the boxes under the General tab or the Sidebar tab doesn't help either.

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  • Can you tell what it is with Get Info? First thought would be a connected server - but that was always a drive image [haven't seen it on newer macOS]
    – Tetsujin
    Jan 22, 2023 at 12:53
  • Can you show us what your Finder Preferences look like?
    – ErniePC12
    Jan 22, 2023 at 14:00
  • @Tetsujin, thanks for your comments. I have added the information you requested.
    – user2165
    Jan 22, 2023 at 14:42
  • @ErniePC12 thanks for your comments. I have added the information you requested.
    – user2165
    Jan 22, 2023 at 14:43
  • What happens if you "eject" that Icon: select it and do a COMMAND-E. That would normally remove a mounted volume and tell you if it is indeed a volume or not. Jan 22, 2023 at 15:15

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Another way to make this disappear is to right-click your desktop, click "Use stacks", then click "Use stacks" again.

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  • Worked for me, thanks
    – Nick D
    Aug 17, 2023 at 16:57
  • This fixes it and it should be the accepted answer @user2165
    – mrzool
    Nov 14, 2023 at 20:11
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Use the keyboard shortcut Control+Option+Command+O (Zero) and after Control+Option+Command+1

or go to Finder menu bar on, View >> Sort by >> None and after View >> Sort by >> Name or any order you want;

;-)

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  • OP is not asking how to sort the icons, but how to remove a particular one. Mar 3, 2023 at 22:41

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