Show hard drive icon on mac desktop

This brings up Finder's preferences. Alternatively, you can also click on Finder at the top left corner of the screen then choose Preferences.

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On the General tab, which is the very first tab, check the boxes of the types of drives Hard drive, External disks, DVD or network drives you want to be shown on the desktop. That's it!

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Checked preferences for Safari, and they were as they should be english. Shut down and rebooted. Still got the hard drive icon, and still have the jiberish text when typing.

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Any more info out there about what the hard drive in the center of the screen is supposed to mean? Is my Mac running in some sort of 'safe' mode? Help Translate iFixit. Back Answers Index.

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Ceric Rep: 1. Score 0. Please start a new question as your problem is very different.

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Problem solved. One of my 'option' keys was stuck down.

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