How to remove an icon?
Desktop icons (shortcuts) have a .lnk extension that I want to get rid of. If I rename the
icon, I lose the distinctive icon and go to generic.
This question was answered on November 18, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.Most icons on your desktop can be removed and/or replaced with bitmaps TweakUI lets you remove most of them It doesn't let you remove 'My Computer', though, if you're not in XP.
If you want this, you can use some external utility to hide all desktop icons There's enough applications that have this option, maybe you're running one already A complication: you'll mostly also lose all rightclick options on the desktop Especially annoying to get to display properties this way Here's some specific applications with a solution
Besides hiding the icons TrayDesk (free, Win 9x/2k) puts this option in it's menu, accessable from the systray
Bulent Yukruk created another one, IconDesk (free, all versions) This one leaves the whole rightclick options on the desktop intact! Lots more options available, like icontext background transparancy, icontext color change, (de)activate screensaver
for more info see www.virtualplastic.net
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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 18, 2003