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Windows 7: Make icon invisible

07 Jan 2011   #1
doofenshmirtz

win 7
 
 
Make icon invisible

Hi all,

Using Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
I added Notepad and Excel Icons to desktop and assigned shortcut keys
I would now like to make the icons invisible so as to clean up the desktop

I was able to make the text invisible with Alt + 0160
How can I make the icon invisible as well with the shortcut key still functioning

Thanks
goss


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07 Jan 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Right click on the desktop;





Uncheck the box.


To make a single icon invisible;

http://www.777icons.com/invisible-sh...ws-desktop.htm

Regards....Mike Connor
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07 Jan 2011   #3
doofenshmirtz

win 7
 
 

Thanks Mike,

Sorry if I was clear
I want to make icons invisible on a one-on-one basis, not all icons

thanks
goss
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07 Jan 2011   #4
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

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07 Jan 2011   #5
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doofenshmirtz View Post
Thanks Mike,

Sorry if I was clear
I want to make icons invisible on a one-on-one basis, not all icons

thanks
goss
Sorry, I was still editing the post. How to make a single icon invisble is also there.

The tutorial ie9 posted seems a little more elegant!

Regards....Mike Connor
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07 Jan 2011   #6
doofenshmirtz

win 7
 
 

When I right click the Icon, the change Icon button is ghosted out
How can I activate the button?

Thanks
goss
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07 Jan 2011   #7
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Have you installed any icon changing programs?
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07 Jan 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

How about putting the icons into a toolbar. Then they are invisible and always quickly accessible: Toolbars - How to Use in Windows 7 and Vista
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08 Jan 2011   #9
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Why don't you just drag it to the recycle bin? It won't delete the program and the icon will be gone.
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08 Jan 2011   #10
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Am I missing something here? Why don't you just hide the shortcut?

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Kari


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