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Windows 7: Desktop Icons - Hide or Show Toggle Key

16 Dec 2015   #1
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Desktop Icons - Hide or Show Toggle Key

Is there a way I can have this function toggle via a programmed keyboard key or shortcut?

-thx


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16 Dec 2015   #2
unrealRage

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hello,
There's a software for that:
HideDesktopIcons: hide and unhide desktop icons with a single click - freewaregenius.com

I think you can assign keyboard shortcut.
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16 Dec 2015   #3
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unrealRage View Post
Hello,
There's a software for that:
HideDesktopIcons: hide and unhide desktop icons with a single click - freewaregenius.com

I think you can assign keyboard shortcut.
Hi and thx for the reply. I would prefer a solution that would not involve outside software.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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16 Dec 2015   #4
unrealRage

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unrealRage View Post
Hello,
There's a software for that:
HideDesktopIcons: hide and unhide desktop icons with a single click - freewaregenius.com

I think you can assign keyboard shortcut.
Hi and thx for the reply. I would prefer a solution that would not involve outside software.
I don't think that solution is possible.
I know that by editing some reg keys you can hide/show icons,but I don't know is there a reg script that will automate this process.

I stumbled across this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxXbV5oJfVA
Shows couple of ways.Last may be the closest to your requirements.
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16 Dec 2015   #5
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unrealRage View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unrealRage View Post
Hello,
There's a software for that:
HideDesktopIcons: hide and unhide desktop icons with a single click - freewaregenius.com

I think you can assign keyboard shortcut.
Hi and thx for the reply. I would prefer a solution that would not involve outside software.
I don't think that solution is possible. ...
"All things are possible" ... there are some brilliant minds here. I checked out the link and tried it. Like the majority of people that commented on it, it no work for me either. -thx
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16 Dec 2015   #6
unrealRage

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unrealRage View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
Hi and thx for the reply. I would prefer a solution that would not involve outside software.
I don't think that solution is possible. ...
"All things are possible" ... there are some brilliant minds here. I checked out the link and tried it. Like the majority of people that commented on it, it no work for me either. -thx
Well I wish you luck.
If I find anything I'll post it.
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16 Dec 2015   #7
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unrealRage View Post
Well I wish you luck.
If I find anything I'll post it.
Thx - I noticed you had also added a youtube vid link and I checked it out. It was interesting but the relative solutions were two step (hide & show) methodology and not a true 'toggle'.
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16 Dec 2015   #8
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unrealRage View Post
Hello,
There's a software for that:
HideDesktopIcons: hide and unhide desktop icons with a single click - freewaregenius.com

I think you can assign keyboard shortcut.
This is my solution, thx unrealRage

(I got it to work via the 'compatibility' attributes)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Dec 2015   #9
unrealRage

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unrealRage View Post
Hello,
There's a software for that:
HideDesktopIcons: hide and unhide desktop icons with a single click - freewaregenius.com

I think you can assign keyboard shortcut.
This is my solution, thx unrealRage

(I got it to work via the 'compatibility' attributes)
I'm glad I could help.Enjoy!
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20 Dec 2015   #10
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Update : just stumbled upon another app called Fences by Stardock (free and very small footprint). It has a feature that toggles the desktop icons on/off with a simple double-clik on the desktop itself. Can't get no simpler than that (short of voice command, heh).
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