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Windows 7: Remove box from recycle bin icon

14 May 2009   #1
jim84

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Remove box from recycle bin icon

Is there a way to remove the box around the recycle bin that shows up when the mouse hovers?

Also is it possible to remove the text from it, so I only have the icon?

Thanks.


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14 May 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello Jim,

I'm sorry, but you cannot stop it from having the box around the icon since that is used to indicate that the icon (shortcut) is either in focus or has been selected.

You can use the method in this tutorial below to hide the text though.

Desktop Icon Text - Hide or Show - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 May 2009   #3
jim84

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Sweet thanks Shawn
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15 May 2009   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

You're welcome Jim.
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