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Windows 7: Desktop icons misbehaving


25 Apr 2011   #1

 
Desktop icons misbehaving

I have the Desktop as a toolbar and in the "view" I do not have "show desktop icons" checked. However, if I do a reboot or startup the icons are on the desktop. I have to right click desktop and in "view" select "show desktop icons; then do the same thing again and deselect "show desktop icons" and presto the icons are no longer on the desktop; just a minor pain in the butt, but why is it happening?


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25 Apr 2011   #2
whs
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Where do you have the toolbar folder?
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25 Apr 2011   #3

 

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Where do you have the toolbar folder?
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26 Apr 2011   #4

 

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Where do you have the toolbar folder?
A picture's worth a thousand words:
Oooops just now realized you asked for Toolbar folder position; sorry. I'll look around later.
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26 Apr 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have my toolbar folder on the desktop - for easy maintenance. But you could have stuck it into Documents or wherever.
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27 Apr 2011   #6

 

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I have my toolbar folder on the desktop - for easy maintenance. But you could have stuck it into Documents or wherever.
Where ever it is, is where Windows 7 put it. I haven't moved it. I did a search and there are tons of toolbars, but off hand couldn't see any related to Desktop.
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27 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

simple just restore thumbnail cache in Windows 7

just follow this

start> type cmd, press enter and then copy this lines followed by ENTER

taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F

CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local

DEL IconCache.db /a

shutdown /r
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27 Apr 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AllanP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I have my toolbar folder on the desktop - for easy maintenance. But you could have stuck it into Documents or wherever.
Where ever it is, is where Windows 7 put it. I haven't moved it. I did a search and there are tons of toolbars, but off hand couldn't see any related to Desktop.
We must be talking about different toolbars. I talk about this one: Toolbars - How to Use in Windows 7 and Vista
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27 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

A little something I do because I have Icons on my desk top where I spend very little time on. At the very right side of the task bar right of the clock is a vertical bar. While I'm on line and want to open a program with a Icon I just tick it and it show my desktop. If I hit the chevron( >> ) it gives me a list of programs I have on the desktop. Does Windows 7 come this way or on one crazy night did I change things?
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27 Apr 2011   #10

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
A little something I do because I have Icons on my desk top where I spend very little time on. At the very right side of the task bar right of the clock is a vertical bar. While I'm on line and want to open a program with a Icon I just tick it and it show my desktop. If I hit the chevron( >> ) it gives me a list of programs I have on the desktop. Does Windows 7 come this way or on one crazy night did I change things?
The default setting to "Show Desktop". I use a vertical taskbar, and it's at the bottom;




If you have your desktop in a toolbar, then it shows whatever is in it when you click on that toolbar.



Regards....Mike Connor
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