Different methods for hiding desktop icons
How can you hide the desktop icons? How can you change the font and the size of the icons?
After installing any application programs, you can create its shortcut on the desktop. Shortcut creation would help to access the application easily. In order to create the shortcut on the desktop, you need to right click on the application program where you want to create the shortcut and select the 'Sent to' option. Then you need to select the 'Desktop' option. It would create the shortcut for the corresponding application program. There are various options available to hide the desktop icons in your Windows Operating System. The method to hide the desktop icons and change the font and size of icons varies in different Windows Operating Systems.
Given below are methods to hide desktop icons and tips to change the font and size of the icons:
- Hide desktop icons
- Change the font and size of icons through 'Control Panel'
- Change the font and size of icons through 'System Properties'
Hide desktop icons
In order to hide desktop icons, you need to right click on the desktop and select the 'Arrange Icons' option. By unchecking the 'Show Desktop Icons' option, you can easily hide the desktop icons. It is the easiest way to hide the desktop icons. Another method is that you need to open 'Start' and select 'Run'. In the Run text box, you need to type regedit. It would then display the 'Registry Editor' window. Then you need to navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE MicrosoftWindows CurrentVersion policies Explorer. Finally you need to add a new DWORD named 'NoDesktop' with a value of '1'.
Change the font and size of icons through 'Control Panel'
You could change the font and size of icons through 'Control Panel' quite easily. To open 'Control Panel', you need to select the 'Start' button and then select 'Control Panel'. From the given options, you need to select the 'Display' option. It would display the 'Display Properties' window. By selecting the 'Appearance' tab, you could see the option to change the font and size of desktop icons. Finally, press the 'Apply' button.
You could change the font and size of icons through 'System Properties'. After right clicking on the desktop, you need to select 'Properties'. Then you would see the 'System Properties' window. From 'System Properties', you need to select the 'Appearance' tab. In the 'Appearance' window, click on the button called 'Advanced'. In the 'Advanced' window, choose item from the drop down list, then choose icon, and then you can choose the desired icon's font size and type.
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