: Disappearing desktop??

Nov 19th, 2013, 09:25 AM
A friend called last night to say all the icons disappeared off the desktop?

A bit of Googling showed others have the problem but no definitive solution???

Anyone had this happen? Solution?


Nov 19th, 2013, 09:59 AM
I am running the latest version of Mavericks on a 2011 MBP and my desktop has not disappeared, but icons are flying all over the desktop when I open or close a program. You just never know where they wind up every time you save something either. Sometimes when I open a program it rearranges every single icon and scatters them all across the desktop. Most annoying. I am going to try another clean install to see if it will rectify the issue.

Nov 19th, 2013, 01:52 PM
A lot of Mac forums have suggested and found the trouble of missing desktop or dancing desktop icons to be due to "Google Drive" and its syncing.

If it isn't installed, I'd open Activity Monitor and quit stuff that may look like a cause to track down the culprit.

Conversely, try a Safe Boot and see if the problem exists.

As I recall SINC, you've had the problem for a while now, and that would have driven me crazy and I'd be out of Mavericks in no time if there wasn't a proper fix.