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Windows 7: hiding desktop items

05 Dec 2012   #1
droidus

64 bit
 
 
hiding desktop items

is there a program to toggle the items on a desktop?


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05 Dec 2012   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Right click on open space on your desktop, view, and Uncheck show desktop items.
This will hide all program icons on your desktop.

Desktop Icons - Hide or Show

Hope this is what you were looking for.
THW
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05 Dec 2012   #3
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

you want stardock fences, the new version is no longer free, so you need version 1.

there is a link for it halfway down this page...

Stardock Fences No longer Free, Do You Purchase Fences 2.0?
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05 Dec 2012   #4
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
you want stardock fences, the new version is no longer free, so you need version 1.

there is a link for it halfway down this page...

Stardock Fences No longer Free, Do You Purchase Fences 2.0?

Boo,
I must be getting old and senile in my old age as I can't see where his thread "Hiding Desktop items has any relation to Stardock fences!

I must update and increase dosage of my meds if this is what he was looking for!
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05 Dec 2012   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i assumed toggling the items on a desktop to mean can he show or hide the shortcuts etc ,which is what fences does.
i shouldnt worry about the meds dennis its too late for you now
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05 Dec 2012   #6
droidus

64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Right click on open space on your desktop, view, and Uncheck show desktop items.
This will hide all program icons on your desktop.

Desktop Icons - Hide or Show

Hope this is what you were looking for.
THW
thanks a bunch! never knew that, and the link is cool!
and didn't think of ever creating a .bat file just for this... cool!!

only thing... when you hide all, you hide the unhide .bat. i can't add the .bats to the taskbar. is there a way to pin this somehow?
also, just for kicks, can you change the icon of the icon?
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06 Dec 2012   #7
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

When you right click on open space on desktop there is an item called properties usually at the bottom of the list.
Click on properties and there will be a tab called shortcut where you will see change icon.

There also is a selection where you can pin to taskbar or pin to start menu when you right click on open space.
Let me know if this is what you are looking for.
THW
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06 Dec 2012   #8
droidus

64 bit
 
 

did you mean right-click on the files? i don't see a shortcut tab.
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06 Dec 2012   #9
RoasterMen

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
you want stardock fences, the new version is no longer free, so you need version 1.

there is a link for it halfway down this page...

Stardock Fences No longer Free, Do You Purchase Fences 2.0?

A cleaner desktop owns, I used Stardock once and deleted it after 2 days lol
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06 Dec 2012   #10
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by droidus View Post
did you mean right-click on the files? i don't see a shortcut tab.
Right click on the open space on your desktop not your files.
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