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Windows 7: How to make invisible icons?

13 Apr 2010   #11
poketama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
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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13 Apr 2010   #12
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poketama View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
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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13 Apr 2010   #13
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

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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13 Apr 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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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14 Apr 2010   #15
poketama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
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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14 Apr 2010   #16
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

yeah i just tried it for fun, dont want an invisible rb.
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15 Apr 2010   #17
poketama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

: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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15 Apr 2010   #18
GEORG

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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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