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Windows 7: Hidden Icons


02 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Hidden Icons

What are the 'hidden icons' in the Taskbar and/or on the Desktop? How can I make them visible?


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02 Aug 2010   #2

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Taskbar: The hidden icons are the ones you have to click the little triangle down by the clock to see. Right-click the Taskbar, left-click "Properties" and go to "Customize" to...uh...customize them.

On the Desktop, you'll have a few System File icons hidden. Best to leave them that way, in my opinion. If you really can't resist, open Windows Explorer>>Tools>>Folder Options>>View and mess around with the check boxes beginning with the word "Hide".
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02 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium and can't find the triangle near the clock that you refer to.
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03 Aug 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Nisko,

This may be able to help you.

Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications

and

Desktop Icons - Add or Remove

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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03 Aug 2010   #5

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
...This may be able to help you...
Makes the puny little snip I made look to be not worth posting.
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03 Aug 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Steve,

Anything helpful is always worth posting.
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04 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

You ALL have been very helpful. I think I now have enough information to proceed. Thank you very much (and I agree with thelast post). You never know exactly what will turn out to be a gold nugget - exactly what the OP was looking for - or the last piece of a puzzle that is essential.
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04 Aug 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Nisko. I'm glad that we were able to help.
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04 Aug 2010   #9

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Glad to hear back.
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