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    Greenhorn

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    desktop shortcut icons problem
    « on: June 18, 2011, 06:29:01 PM »
     :PI feel embarrased to ask this question but I cannot find a solution to removing the desktop shortcut icons attached to my screen without removing the shortcut from the application or removing the application itself. I have spent an exorbitent amount of time trying to locate an method for doing this thatdoes not includeusing the registry,ordeleting the icon from the screen. I have used the Show Desktop in the context menu, Hide Desktop, etc. The icons remain on the screen. Ultimately what I am seeking to do is have a clean screen with only the Startup Button showing in a taskbar that shows only the Desktop>> bar next to the hidden icon bar containing the time. Thanks for listening.

    patio

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    Re: desktop shortcut icons problem
    « Reply #1 on: June 18, 2011, 08:15:33 PM »
    Right clik the icon...
    Select Delete.
       
     
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    TulsaRose

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    Re: desktop shortcut icons problem
    « Reply #2 on: June 19, 2011, 10:13:47 AM »
    If you don't want to remove the shortcuts but just hide them, try this:


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      Re: desktop shortcut icons problem
      « Reply #3 on: June 20, 2011, 11:54:42 AM »
      right click on the desktop, mouse over "Arrange icons by" and select "hide icons".

      the screen will go black for a second or two and when it comes back there will be nothing by the start button and taskbar.

      This is in Windows XP Pro.

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      Re: desktop shortcut icons problem
      « Reply #4 on: June 20, 2011, 03:42:59 PM »
      right click on the desktop, mouse over "Arrange icons by" and select "hide icons".

      the screen will go black for a second or two and when it comes back there will be nothing by the start button and taskbar.

      This is in Windows XP Pro.

      Judging by the post i would think he/she wants to remove them...not hide them...

      I could be wrong however.
         
       
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        Re: desktop shortcut icons problem
        « Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011, 12:44:40 PM »
        Thank you to both Tulsa Rose and Patio for you response to my quandary. Although you both have a different approach, either execution worked. ( i applied both methods to include hiding as well as restoring the icons ) I made a note in my "how to" notebook to future reference. Sweet! Thank you so much for all that you folks do here at CH. SOLVED!!

        TulsaRose

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        Re: desktop shortcut icons problem
        « Reply #6 on: June 21, 2011, 03:37:54 PM »
        Glad we were able to help.

        Rosie