Fixing the tiny Finder bug on macOS
A few days ago, I noticed that there was a tiny, tiny little Finder window on the second desktop of my laptop, which runs macOS High Sierra. As cute as it is, it started to be quite irritating to me, as I like the desktop to be empty.
I had tried a few different things to fix the issue including changing the number of desktop screens, changing the background, changing the way icons appear on the desktop and restarting the machine.
I found a bug report of the issue, which apparently has persisted in more recent releases of macOS, including Catalina.
The ‘fix’ isn’t quite a fix, as the issue can return at random, but its simple enough that the issue isn’t too painful.
Simply close and restart the Finder app, by pressing
Alt and right-clicking the Finder icon, then selecting
Relaunch from the pop-up menu.
Hopefully Apple will deign to finally address this in a future release, but I won’t be holding my breath.