Windows XP: Hide All Desktop Icons

Posted November 20, 2005 by gouthro in Windows

You can temporarily hide all the icons on your desktop without having to delete them. The following tutorial describes how this is done.


Hiding your desktop icons is a simple procedure. Use the directions below:

    1. Right-click on your desktop.

    2. Select Arrange Icons By.

    3. You will see a Show Desktop Icons with a check on it. Click it to uncheck it.

    4. To return your icons to the desktop, repeat steps one through three.

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