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Windows 7: How to remove text from desktop icons??


31 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
How to remove text from desktop icons??

Hi friends,

i thought this might be simple but this seems to be more complicated. I want to remove text from desktop icons. I tried Alt+255 or Alt+0160 but nothing happened its just the same. I'm using a laptop so turned on the numlock (F11) & then the numbers on the keyboard & not the number keys.

How to get this right????


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31 Oct 2010   #2

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Click on the name of the desktop icons. Now, right click the editing box, and hover on "insert unicode character."

Select the top one once, twice, three times, etc... for each icon (do it a different number of times for each icon so they are "named" different things). They will show up without text. If you turn off auto arrange and align icons to a grid, you can cram them together, as well.


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31 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Well buddy i'm not getting that option "insert unicode character."
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The adobe reader icon on that Alt+255 worked but then it isn't for other icons.
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31 Oct 2010   #4

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Try alt+225 twice for the next icon.

To get that option, you need to click the icon twice, to bring up the renaming box. Then right click inside the box.
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31 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I found this link: How to remove desktop icon text? but laptop w/o numlock :(

it mentions Desktop Icon Toy will try that & lets hope that this work...
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31 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Here finally this work in your style only....Thank you but what if there more icons than the name???
But its fixed as if now....
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31 Oct 2010   #7

W7 Professional x64
 
 

You can use at least the first four characters to create lots of combinations. I haven't tested the others, but I imagine it shouldn't cause too much trouble.

That looks pretty freaking awesome, by the way.
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