Since installing W7 I have taken advantage of the improved Taskbar, in conjunction with RocketDock, to clear the desktop of all the previous clutter. Unfortunately RecycleBin cannot be moved from the top left hand corner. I can move it to a more convenient position but this just creates a short cut and the bin stays in it's original position. Is there any way to rid myself of the icon?
Thanks iambeavis. I had never noticed that section in Personalisation. I should have looked there first. I cant think why the bin is singled out to be ticked by default. I would probably have explored the desktop options had it not been the only one showing. Unticking Auto Arrange didn't have the desired effect rawprawn but thanks for the response.
I now have a nice uncluttered desktop apart from essential Gadgets and the temporary items I put there as a reminder. The Taskbar and RocketDock now contain over 30 items between them but are hidden until required.
You can turn off the recycle bin icon under it's properties menu. Rightclick the icon and select properties. I forget exactly where the switch is and I'm not at my PC right now. But you can learn more about the recycle bin under the Windows 7 tutorials at this site: videotutorialnow.com