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Windows 7: Hiding SOME desktop icons

24 Nov 2009   #1
Fuentes

7 HP & ULT
 
 
Hiding SOME desktop icons

Hi all--

Is there a way to hide most of the desktop icons, but allow others to remain visible?

I kinda doubt it, but I have to ask.

Thanks.


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24 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fuentes View Post
Hi all--

Is there a way to hide most of the desktop icons, but allow others to remain visible?

I kinda doubt it, but I have to ask.

Thanks.
Like which ones?

Ken J+
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24 Nov 2009   #3
GlobesStudios

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

right click > personalize > change desktop icons. untick what you want (:

Desktop Icons - Add or Remove
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24 Nov 2009   #4
maryisbusy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Stardock's Fences program allows you to group icons, and then double click your desktop to hide/show. Plus you can set some icons to always show.
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24 Nov 2009   #5
awenthol

7 Pro x64
 
 

I can't remember off hand what program it was, but there is also a program that will allow you to have "multiple desktops," in which you can do as maryisbusy stated, and have certain "groups" show on certain desktops. I wanna say it the name has Vista in it....a part of the program that allows full customization of everything on your computer (colors, fonts, sizes, etc).
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24 Nov 2009   #6
belikexp

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Just make a new folder on the desktop and group them into setup, games, text files, etc.
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24 Nov 2009   #7
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Sysinternals has a small program called Desktops.

You can download It here:

Sysinternals Desktops 1.0 Download - Freeware Files.com - Desktop Category

Or download the entire suite of utikities if your a power user:

Sysinternals Suite
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30 Nov 2009   #8
awenthol

7 Pro x64
 
 

How about this???...Stardock Fences - Fences - By Stardock - Clean up your desktop clutter ...may not be quite what you're looking for but...
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30 Nov 2009   #9
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Don't you have to pay big bucks for that?
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30 Nov 2009   #10
kronwhon

Windows 7
 
 

wow, everybody is getting too complicated...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GlobesStudios View Post
right click > personalize > change desktop icons. untick what you want (:

Desktop Icons - Add or Remove

this.
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