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Windows 7: hidden shortcut icons

28 Mar 2013   #1
Aleatha

i have no clue
 
 
hidden shortcut icons

hello can someone please help me i have a acer Aspire here while back i hid all my short cut icons and now i don't know how i did it and i don't know where to even start i'm not very good at computer issues please help thank you


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28 Mar 2013   #2
TwoCables

 

Where are these icons?

Why do you want to hide them?

When you did this the last time, did you hide them one-by-one, or did you hide them all at the same time?
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28 Mar 2013   #3
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aleatha View Post
hello can someone please help me i have a acer Aspire here while back i hid all my short cut icons and now i don't know how i did it and i don't know where to even start i'm not very good at computer issues please help thank you
You make Windows 7 display all the hidden icons at once if you click the Hidden Icons triangle on the taskbar and then click on Customize. In the box, put a check on the box next to “Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar.”
If you then decide you have too many icons cluttering the taskbar, you can fine-tune which icons are displayed. Click on the icons you don’t want to see and drag them to the top edge of the taskbar to dump them back in the Hidden Icons corral.
Another method of hiding unwanted icons is to right-click on the taskbar, choose Properties and click on the Taskbar tab. In the Notification Area of the box, click on the Customize button and remove the check in the box that makes all the taskbar icons and notifications visible. In the top part of the box, you can use the Behaviors pop-up menu next to each icon to have it always show on the taskbar — or just show when it needs to notify you of something.
Once you have your icons of choice visible on the taskbar, you can rearrange the order they appear by dragging them to new positions on screen. Microsoft has a video that demonstrates the various ways of customizing the taskbar’s Notifications Area on its site.

Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications

HTH
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29 Mar 2013   #4
Aleatha

i have no clue
 
 

thank you both i finally got it figured out
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29 Mar 2013   #5
nilank

 

Hi Aleatha,

As far as I can understand, you are talking about shortcut icons on you desktop, right?

I don't know if this is silly, but try this:
  • Click Start
  • Type "folder options" [without quotes]
  • Click on "View" tab
  • Now click on "Show hidden files, folders and drives" as shown below:

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Also right click on desktop and make sure "Show desktop icons" is checked under "View" menu.

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Hope this helps.


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29 Mar 2013   #6
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aleatha View Post
thank you both i finally got it figured out
What did you have to do?
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