How to make invisible icons?

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  1. Posts : 63
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1

    How to make invisible icons?


    I use an invisible icon for my Recycle bin so my desktop is completely clean, the problem is I've tried multiple icons and all of them show up black upon a restart - upon changing the icons they are invisible again and the process repeats.

    What do I do?
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  2. Posts : 1,507
    W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
       #2

    Give yourself a black background?

    Found this tidbit, no idea if it works, not going to test it incase I can't get the icon back.

    http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2n5g3k...n-vista-and-xp

    Ok, I tested it, it works. However, you have to switch the program Tweak UI with the program Ultimate Windows Tweaker because Tweak UI won't work in Windows 7 even if you run it in compatibility mode. Tutorial coming soon.
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  3. Posts : 63
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Black backgrounds are lame :I

    I was just on that page aswell. I've tried refreshing and it didn't work - plus that would be annoying to do every time. I've selected a new invisible icon and I'll see if it works when I get back - but I was using the same one as he showed there previously. I also downloaded an invisible icon from the interwebs and got the same result.
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  4. Posts : 1,507
    W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
       #4

    It should work ok as long as you follow the instructions.

    Rename Recycle Bin > Alt-0160 > Enter
    That should remove the name
    Then Right Click > Properties > Customize > Choose an Invisible Icon.
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  5. Posts : 63
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I found out how to get it to work. I also believe using space instead of alt-0160 works - their guides are just outdated.



    Use the red circled one.
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  6. Posts : 3,427
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #6

    why dont you just go right click>view>uncheck show desktop icons ?
    Last edited by severedsolo; 13 Apr 2010 at 22:13. Reason: removed screenshot
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  7. whs
    Posts : 26,213
    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
       #7

    severedsolo said:
    why dont you just go right click>view>uncheck show desktop icons ?
    That would be too simple - LOL --- I hide all of mine in Rocket Dock (auto hidden) and in a multi folder toolbar (hidden by design)
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  8. Posts : 1,507
    W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
       #8

    Maybe he still drags stuff to it even though it's invisible? I don't know.

    Either way, I wrote up the tutorial: https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...tml#post683206
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  9. Posts : 3,427
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #9

    haha fair enough, just seems like the OP is making things more difficult than they need to be if they just want recycle bin to go away....
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  10. Posts : 1,117
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #10

    Why not just pin it to the Windows Explorer icon?
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