How to make invisible icons?

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  1. Posts : 63
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #11

    severedsolo said:
    why dont you just go right click>view>uncheck show desktop icons ?
    Because I like knowing that I have any desktop icons, use the desktop for temporary holding.
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  2. Posts : 3,427
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #12

    poketama said:
    severedsolo said:
    why dont you just go right click>view>uncheck show desktop icons ?
    Because I like knowing that I have any desktop icons, use the desktop for temporary holding.
    fair enough then, worth a shot,

    i've removed the screenshot, there was a scary amount of information about me in there
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  3. Posts : 1,507
    W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
       #13

    I tried it myself and the Recycle Bin just won't go invisible. The only thing I can think of is hiding it permanently via one of the other options then creating an invisible folder on the desktop via my method. Now create a task in Task Scheduler that transfers the contents of that folder to the Recycle Bin at regular intervals.
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  4. whs
    Posts : 26,213
    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
       #14

    Make a folder on the desktop and give it that name

    Bin.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

    Then try to hide that.
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  5. Posts : 63
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #15

    notsograymatter said:
    I tried it myself and the Recycle Bin just won't go invisible. The only thing I can think of is hiding it permanently via one of the other options then creating an invisible folder on the desktop via my method. Now create a task in Task Scheduler that transfers the contents of that folder to the Recycle Bin at regular intervals.
    What are you doing graymatter? Are you changing the Recycle Bin icon from the personlization - desktop icons settings menu? Are you changing both the full and empty icons? If so I dunno, if not try that.
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  6. Posts : 1,507
    W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
       #16

    yeah i just tried it for fun, dont want an invisible rb.
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  7. Posts : 63
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #17

    :IIIII

    When I try to empty the recycle bin with the invisible icon, the option is greyed out. When I change the "full" icon to the default it will let me empty again - is there a way to fix this? It's not too much of a trouble, I like to keep my bin empty.
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  8. Posts : 179
    Windows 7 64 Bit
       #18

    whs said:
    Bin.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
    Thank you whs for this Link i have this inserted in my StartMenuItems.ini for Classic Shell 1.9.2 !!!
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