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Windows 7: Lost desktop icons??


31 Dec 2008   #1

2008 Server/7
 
 
Lost desktop icons??

Hello!

Just discovered this forum... Nice to meet you guys

I have the leaked beta installed. Somehow, last night I managed (win+D? Not sure) to hide all my desktop items - shortcuts, system icons, files, and gadgets. Now I can't get them back! The gadgets are still running (I know this because the wallpaper continues to be changed by one), the desktop is empty...

Any ideas?

Thanks!
T


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31 Dec 2008   #2

2008 Server/7
 
 

....duh. And, of course, moments after I wrote this, I right-clicked on the desktop, show desktop icons. Mmmmyeah. But there *is* something different, because I didn't hide them this way...
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31 Dec 2008   #3

OS X Leopard, Vista Basic and Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

You probably hit a key combination that toggles the desktop icons hide feature.
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31 Dec 2008   #4

 

If you figure out what you did please let us know lol
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31 Dec 2008   #5

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gryzor View Post
Hello!

Just discovered this forum... Nice to meet you guys

Hi gryzor, Welcome to the Forums, Good fun, Nice people and great info.

Norm
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31 Dec 2008   #6
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Ctrl- A- Del would have done it, but that would be quite an accident!
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31 Dec 2008   #7
Joe

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gryzor View Post
Hello!

Just discovered this forum... Nice to meet you guys

T
Welcome to the Windows 7 Forums
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31 Dec 2008   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Gryzor, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm happy to hear that you got them back.

Shawn
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31 Dec 2008   #9

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello gryzor,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Enjoy,

Gary
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31 Dec 2008   #10

 

I just did some experimenting, and the only way 'documented' to hide the desktop icons is the same way the OP found them again - Right click desktop --> View 00> {show/hide} Desktop icons

However, this can be accomplished also by right clicking the Desktop, then hitting the V key and then the D key.

Interestingly enough, though, when performing this, hiding the icons *also* hides the build info painted on the desktop. And since it is this easy to hide DT icons, I can now start playing with Rocket Dock *Yay*
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