How to Hide the DS_Store Icon on Your Mac Desktop
It’s not possible to completely get rid of .DS_Store on your Mac’s desktop if you still want to be able to view hidden files in the Finder, but here’s a way to make .DS_Store a little less annoying.
First, right-click in the middle of the square below. A menu will appear. Then, choose ‘Copy Image’. (This will copy a transparent PNG file to your clipboard.)
Right-click in the middle of the square above.
Select the “Copy Image” option in the menu.
Right-click the .DS_Store icon on your desktop and select ‘Get Info’ from the menu.
An info panel will appear. Press ‘tab’ once or click on the white icon in the top/left corner of the window to highlight the icon.
Once highlighted, paste the image that is in your clipboard press Command+V.
The .DS_Store icon goes transparent.
Deselect the icon on your desktop and you’ll then only see the icon label.
This tutorial was adapted from superuser.com.
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