Desktop Icons Show or Hide

  [DELETED] 08:35 10 Aug 2003

Is it possible to hide the desktop icons and show them when required?

I have XP. Any suggestions ?

  graham√ 09:10 10 Aug 2003

Right-click on desktop, New, Folder. Name the folder Desktop Icons, or Ernest, or anything you want! Drag the Icons into the folder. When you want one, open the folder.

  [DELETED] 09:19 10 Aug 2003

If you don't have that many Desktop icons, you could make each icon a quick launch button on the task bar. Set the taskbar to auto-hide and whenever you want to open an application, just hover over the taskbar and select the relavent quick launch button.

  [DELETED] 15:16 10 Aug 2003

Thanks for your help. I'm left with "My Computer" and "Refuse Bin" which won't transfer but I can live with that.

  [DELETED] 15:28 10 Aug 2003

You should be able to hide "all" desktop icons
by right cilck on desktop,select, arrange icons by,then un-click show desktop icons.

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