Lost desktop icons??

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  1. Posts : 5
    2008 Server/7

    Lost desktop icons??


    Just discovered this forum... Nice to meet you guys :)

    I have the leaked beta installed. Somehow, last night I managed (win+D? Not sure) to hide all my desktop items - shortcuts, system icons, files, and gadgets. Now I can't get them back! The gadgets are still running (I know this because the wallpaper continues to be changed by one), the desktop is empty...

    Any ideas?

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  2. Posts : 5
    2008 Server/7
    Thread Starter

    ....duh. And, of course, moments after I wrote this, I right-clicked on the desktop, show desktop icons. Mmmmyeah. But there *is* something different, because I didn't hide them this way...
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  3. Posts : 35
    OS X Leopard, Vista Basic and Windows 7 Ultimate

    You probably hit a key combination that toggles the desktop icons hide feature.
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  4. Posts : 51,721
    Windows 11 Workstation x64

    If you figure out what you did please let us know lol
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  5. Posts : 576
    Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit

    gryzor said:

    Just discovered this forum... Nice to meet you guys :)

    Hi gryzor, Welcome to the Forums, Good fun, Nice people and great info.

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  6. Posts : 748
    Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.

    Ctrl- A- Del would have done it, but that would be quite an accident!
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  7. Joe
    Posts : 236
    Windows 7 RC

    gryzor said:

    Just discovered this forum... Nice to meet you guys :)

    Welcome to the Se7en Forums
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  8. Posts : 72,283
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Hello Gryzor, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    I'm happy to hear that you got them back. :)

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  9. Posts : 3,141
    Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

    Hello gryzor,

    Welcome to the Seven Forums.


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  10. Posts : 4,364
    Windows 11 21H2 Current build

    I just did some experimenting, and the only way 'documented' to hide the desktop icons is the same way the OP found them again - Right click desktop --> View 00> {show/hide} Desktop icons

    However, this can be accomplished also by right clicking the Desktop, then hitting the V key and then the D key.

    Interestingly enough, though, when performing this, hiding the icons *also* hides the build info painted on the desktop. And since it is this easy to hide DT icons, I can now start playing with Rocket Dock *Yay*
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