How do I remove the Bluetooth icon from my Windows desktop?

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

By default, after a user installs a Bluetooth device on their computer, they will be unable to remove the new Bluetooth icon on the desktop. If you want to remove this icon, you must install TweakUI and use it to disable the desktop icon through it.

Install TweakUI on the computer and follow the steps below.

  1. Click Start > Programs > PowerToys for Windows XP, and select TweakUI.
  2. Once in TweakUI, click Desktop from the available options.
  3. Under Desktop Icons, check or uncheck My Bluetooth Places to enable or disable showing this icon on the desktop.

Additional information

  • See the Bluetooth definition for further information and related links.