HOW CAN WE CREATE A SHORTCUT TO HIDE AND RE-SHOW THE ICONS ON DESKTOP IN WINDOWS

If you are among users Windows who desktopCPC full of iconsOr that are shortcuts of some applications frequently used, whether folders or files where you want to have quick access most probabail you ever find yourself in situations in which you need a desktop clean for various reasons (want to make a screenshot and you don't want the icons on desktop to be visible, or they distract you from work or make your eyes tired, etc.), but you don't want to give up those icons permanently. For such cases, a solution would be to give right-click on desktopThen click on View and uncheck Show desktop icons (Later you can redisplay icons on desktop by ticking back the respective option).

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But much simpler and faster (if you happen often enough to want to hide the icons on desktop) would be to Create a shortcut to perform this action.

How can we create a shortcut to hide (and redisplay) the icons on Desktop in Windows?

  • first you need a small utility si portable (No installation required), called HideDesktopIcons (this does not make changes to the system, but does the same thing as the default Show option desktop icons), which we recommend you save to a location other than Desktop, where you can be sure that you will not accidentally delete it (for example you can save / move it to My Documents or Program Files)

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  • then create a shortcut on Desktop for the utility you are going to have fix (pine) in Start Menu/Start Screen or Taskbar (After you remove shortcut on Desktop)

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  • if you want to assign the application and a keyboard shortcuts (to hide and show icons on Desktop using keyboard shortcut), Right click on Hide shortcutDesktopIcons fixed in Start Menu / Screen or in Taskbar and select Properties

shortcut properties

  • Then in tab shortcut, Type the key combination you want to use in the field of law Shortcut key (For example, you can use the combination Ctrl + Alt + D)

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And ready. After you make the settings described above, you can use either shortcut set in Start Menu /Taskbaror key combination attributed it to hide and redisplay icons on desktopYour success!

Download HideDesktopIcons (Windows tool).

Note: If you cannot run the Hide utilityDesktopIcons, most likely you need to install Microsoft Visual C ++ in your system, which you can download from here.

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HOW CAN WE CREATE A SHORTCUT TO HIDE AND RE-SHOW THE ICONS ON DESKTOP IN WINDOWS

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