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Windows 7: How to disable creating shortcuts on desktop?

19 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
How to disable creating shortcuts on desktop?

Some programs automatically create shortcuts on the desktop without asking you, is there a way to completely disable creating shortcuts on the desktop?

I don't want to just hide the icons on the desktop, I don't want any program to be able to create shortcuts on my desktop

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19 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

B***h slap the applications that are creating shortcuts, that should stop them.
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19 Mar 2011   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
B***h slap the applications that are creating shortcuts, that should stop them.
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19 Mar 2011   #4

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I don't think so it's built in to the installer. Don't hide them, just delete them they are only shortcuts.
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