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Windows 7: Duplicate icons

23 Sep 2011   #11
Bongo

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Are you talking about the right side of the start menu?
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23 Sep 2011   #12
Britton30
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Beat me to that Jerry.
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23 Sep 2011   #13
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

no, that is not it. On the right hand side, I have the work "desktop" and then a double arrow that when I click on it, it gives me the names of everything on my desktop, so that I don't have to close out of firefox to see it. After I ran malwarebytes, I not only had the names on my desktop, but also had the names of the programs that when you click on start, they are on the right hand side, ex: libraries, computer, control panel,pictures, network etc. These are not on my desktop, just in the start menu. So I dont know why they are there. I want to get rid of them on the right hand side.
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23 Sep 2011   #14
PattiChati

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Britton and Jerry - that is it!!!! All those programs are also on the right hand side where I described above
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23 Sep 2011   #15
Bongo

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Look at this Start Menu - Customize
Jerry
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23 Sep 2011   #16
PattiChati

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Now I want to keep them in the start menu - but want to get rid of them on the right hand side. Finally got a screen shot. This is what is on the right hand side. Everything after control panel is on my desktop. I want to get rid of the top ones. I did not try everything Jerry said because I didn't know if it would work for this.
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23 Sep 2011   #17
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PattiChati View Post
Now I want to keep them in the start menu - but want to get rid of them on the right hand side. Finally got a screen shot. This is what is on the right hand side. Everything after control panel is on my desktop. I want to get rid of the top ones. I did not try everything Jerry said because I didn't know if it would work for this.
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23 Sep 2011   #18
Arc

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Do you want to remove this thing ?
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Right click on the taskbar, a context menu will appear ; on the top of that menu, there is "Toolbars". Place your mouse pointer on it, it will expand, and you will see that a toolbar called "desktop" is checked there. uncheck it (mouse click on the checkmark). I mean, uncheck this thing ... in the red box in the picture below ... the desktop word and the double arrow will disappear.
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Hope it helps

EDIT : I did it, and it is the result.
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Isn't it what you want ?


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23 Sep 2011   #19
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

The screenshot was there - I saw it!!! No Arc, I don't want to get rid of the "desktop", I just want to get rid of some of the programs in it that aren't on my desktop like libraries, control panel, computer, network, etc. I never used to have those on there. I don't know how they got there
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23 Sep 2011   #20
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

Arc - every time I try to do anything when the desktop list is there, it disappears. I have tried all the ways for a screenshot that I have seen. How exactly did you do yours? I don't think a screenshot is necessary though if someone knows what I am talking about.
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