Archive for April, 2011

Desktop without icons

April 4, 2011 4 comments

A usual desktop looks like this.

My desktop was like this before I got my hands on Windows 7. I use its taskbar for opening chrome, media player etc., and I find the icons on my desktops like a spot on the moon. I love my desktop with no icons whatsoever.For me, Recycle Bin is a constant icon and there is also a folder that keeps all the previous icons.

I made these invisible and kept them at the edges (left top and right top).

Making a normal icon invisible is pretty easy. Half of you must be knowing, but still,

1. First of all create a new folder.

2. Right Click on the folder and select ‘Rename’. Hold the ‘Alt’ key and type in 0160. Press Enter. You’ll notice that the folder will have no name.

3. The final step is to change the icon in order to make it invisible. Right click on the folder and go to Properties > Customize > Change the icon > Select the blank one (there are about three of them, choose any one) > Ok.

I copied it from another site, not written by me.

The easy part is done, now the difficult part, how to hide the recycle bin?

Do Step 2 as above. After renaming, go to Control Panel>Personalization>Change Desktop Icons.

Select Recycle Bin(empty) and click on change icon, repeat as step 3.

Do the same for Recycle Bin(full).

For XP users, Right click on the desktop>Properties>Background>Customize Desktop. The rest can be repeated.


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