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Windows 7: clean desktop / wallpaper

09 Jan 2016   #1
PHilton

Win 7 32-bit Home Premium
 
 
clean desktop / wallpaper

I happen to like a clean desktop, not the general plethora of icons that install routines will pile up on you. After upgrading to Win 7 Home Premium, I seem stuck with Libraries and Homegroup as icons on the desktop. These two features are readily reached by other means than desktop icons (I have Classic Shell installed as well). How can I remove those two pesky icons? They do not appear in Control Panel \ Change Desktop Icons.


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09 Jan 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Right click your desktop background and select Personalize
On the top left click on Change desktop icons
You'll see where to uncheck the items you don't want
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09 Jan 2016   #3
PHilton

Win 7 32-bit Home Premium
 
 

I've already stated those two icons do not appear in "Change Desktop Icons."
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09 Jan 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Those icons are normally not on the desktop, not sure how you managed to get them there, just delete them, shouldn`t affect anything.
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10 Jan 2016   #5
PHilton

Win 7 32-bit Home Premium
 
 

If I could delete them, I would not be asking how to delete them. (I have deleted hundreds of desktop icons over the years & these 2 will not delete.)
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10 Jan 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Got me
Have you removed classic shell or looked in it's options ?
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10 Jan 2016   #7
PHilton

Win 7 32-bit Home Premium
 
 

Nothing in Classic Sell's options seems related to desktop icons, only taskbar icons. Even did a complete search of the registry - nothing there associated with either icon.
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10 Jan 2016   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Might be weird but what happens if you uncheck show desktop icons.
Do they remain or disappear :/
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10 Jan 2016   #9
PHilton

Win 7 32-bit Home Premium
 
 

I have already unchecked Computer, User, Network, Recycle Bin & Control Panel. They will reappear if checked, disappear if unchecked, and the Homegroup & Libraries icons are unaffected.
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10 Jan 2016   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

In hundreds of installs, I`ve never seen those icons on the desktop.

Maybe the Great and Powerful Brink will have a solution
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