Thursday, February 23, 2006

Hide Desktop Icons

Here is a neat trick, want to hide the icons on your desktop? Follow the instructions below:
  • Right-click an empty area on the desktop, and select 'Arrange Icons By.'
  • Uncheck the 'Show Desktop Icons' option.
This will hide the icons on your desktop. To unhide the icons just re-check the option.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

How do you unhide it? LOL. I can't find it.

UberGeek316 said...

To unhide the icons just re-check the 'Show Desktop Icons' option.

nero said...

im trying but it just wont unhide

UberGeek316 said...

* Right-click an empty area on the desktop, and select 'Arrange Icons By.'
* Check the 'Show Desktop Icons' option.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but the thing is: The hide option doesn't just make the icons go phantom, it makes the whole desktop inactive, so nothing can be done through the desktop; you'd have to do it through a "Explore" window, and one of the things that the process of hiding requires is the use of the desktop... se the paradox?

bsamstag said...

Laptop w/XP has 2 users. One works normally; the other has no icons showing on the desktop, and the right click does not work. I think the desktop is really there, but a blank screen may have been displayed over top of it. The Task Manager is prevented from opening, so I cannot check what's running, and the Administrative Tools directory is empty. Scanning w/M/S Security Essentials does not find a virus. I am completely confused!

bsamstag said...

How can I unhide desktop icons when the right click is disabled?