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#1 Post by Rudy5 »

Create a Shortcut or Hotkey to Turn the Desktop Icons On or Off
If you've got loads of icons cluttering up your desktop, you might want a quick way to turn them off without using the context menu; here's a quick and easy way to make a shortcut key to turn them on or off.

Note: this article was originally written a couple of years ago, but we tested it out on Windows 8, 8.1, and even Windows 10 to verify that it works and figured that we'd update and publish it again.

Create a Shortcut to Toggle the Desktop Icons
The solution comes through a small utility written by one of the Desktop Sidebar programmers (an alternate sidebar with loads of modules). Just so we're clear, this utility does the same thing as a right-click on the desktop and toggling the "Show Desktop Icons" item.

Homepage: <https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows ... on-or-off/

Download: https://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/up ... pIcons.zip

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Re: HideDesktopIcons

#2 Post by freakazoid »

is it stealth? ;)

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Re: HideDesktopIcons

#3 Post by Llewelyn »

https://freewaregenius.com/hidedesktop- ... gle-click/
The article at how-to-geek is gone but the downlod link works

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Re: HideDesktopIcons

#4 Post by Midas »

HowToGeek 'HideDesktopIcons.zip' file: https://www.mirrored.to/files/0HUHERS1/ (don't allow any popup windows, may still require multiple clicks to view...).

Inner executable SigCheck info:

Code: Select all

	Verified:	Unsigned
	Link date:	19:53 2006-03-03
	Publisher:	n/a
	Company:	n/a
	Description:	n/a
	Product:	n/a
	Prod version:	n/a
	File version:	n/a
	MachineType:	32-bit
	MD5:	123A46742D83B82080D096040598FD27
	SHA1:	041D2A609BA672438318855955C36B8D03F174CE
	PESHA1:	C2FDE69C095F04D317BD91FFF3D294090C54752A
	PE256:	4EB063AF86BF0ACD97C104224592AF831C5E58354B6395F3124EF78305116D05
	SHA256:	FFB0CDB9C7FA8F9700A18BE4F2633EB3F76F70355D7A06898FB62544CE624840
	IMP:	C14E34BE85945F5EFACC6A3CFF82871F
	VT detection:	1/75
	VT link:

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Re: HideDesktopIcons

#5 Post by Llewelyn »

Added to the database: https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=3107
Please vote

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Re: HideDesktopIcons

#6 Post by Andrew Lee »

Voted. Thanks!

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