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Windows 7: Duplicate icons

23 Sep 2011   #21
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

patti ,this is how to take a screenshot including the sart menu.

1- press ctrl and prtsc or print screen at the same time
2- open paint from the start menu /all programs/accessories/paint
3- click the cursor in paint window then press ctrl and v
4- then save the image, easiest is to save it to desktop
5- then attach it to your post by clicking the paperclip symbol and browse to your desktop
upload ,then when it has finished uploading click the paperclip again when it shows the screenshot name then click that .
like so

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23 Sep 2011   #22
gini

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PattiChati View Post
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
I can duplicate what you are referring to, and I get a similar list if I choose to display the Desktop toolbar. I can't explain why there are entries for Library, Control Panel, etc., in the desktop list, when they don't actually appear on the Desktop, but they are also listed if you use Windows Explorer and click on Desktop in the left panel. It seems this toolbar provides you access to all of these features so that it isn't necessary to use the Start button.
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23 Sep 2011   #23
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

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23 Sep 2011   #24
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

It didn't get all the programs on the top, but did get control panel, so hopefully you get the idea. Thanks for your screenshot explanation, I was able to do it this time
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23 Sep 2011   #25
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i added desktop to a toolbar and i see the same items including the libraries ,does it change if you click " lock the taskbar ,as i see you havent locked yours. the little dotted lines show that it isnt locked they dissappear when its locked.
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23 Sep 2011   #26
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

Yours disappeared when you locked it? Mine didn't. I have even tried deleting them and they ask you if you are sure, but they still stay there. I guess I can live with it. Just curious how they just appeared there one day.
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23 Sep 2011   #27
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

when you hover the cursor over "toolbars" and a window opens to the side there will be some ticks to do with address try unchecking the tIcks and see if they go. you could do a screenshot whilst the toolbar window is open for us to see,
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23 Sep 2011   #28
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 
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It didn't change anything except take the whole desktop away when I unticked it. Other than that, nothing.
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23 Sep 2011   #29
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

What you are seeing is the built-in, default Desktop Toolbar behavior. Unless someone has a way to modify the registry the shortcuts in it can't be changed.
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23 Sep 2011   #30
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

It used to be fine just a few weeks ago, but since then I ran malwarebytes and cCleaners registry and right after that is when I noticed the added programs. So running those did something that changed it. Thanks everyone.
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