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Old 05-03-2005, 10:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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is there a software that allows you to hide the desktop icons with a single key, and uunhide when needed??
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What operating system are you running?
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Old 05-03-2005, 10:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd maybe check out Iconoid, I don't know if that's exactly what you want, but you might.

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Why would you want to? That's my question.
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i wanna be able to hide my desktop icons bc i ahve a sh|t load of them. and wanna be able to see my wallpaper.. i just wanna have a nice clean desktop. with no icons. and when i need them , just press a button to show them
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Use Iconoid, that's exacly what it does.

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Pardon the bluntness, but why not just use the damn START menu? That's what it's there for...To organize the stuff you access. (In other words, don't be a mess.)

I do tons of things on my main box, and I have a grand total of 8 icons on my desktop. Everything else (documents, programs, folders, etc) I keep neatly organized in my START menu for easy and quick access. That way, all my screens show nothing but the pretty pics I have set as wallpapers.
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That feature is built in to XP.

>> right click on desktop
>> arrange icons by
>> uncheck Show Desktop Icons

When you want your icons back just do the same and check Show Desktop Icons. It's a whopping 2 clicks but your hand will manage to survive.
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^You beat me to it, thats why I asked what O/S :P
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