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#1 13 years ago

I don't know why, but i'm in a super simplicity and clean look for my computer. I was thinking that it'd be cool if my desktop icons didn't have names, they were just icons. But i have no idea how to do that. Anyone know how? Or a program that does it? Thanks :)




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#2 13 years ago

If you want a really clean look just hide the desktop icons all together.

Right click on the desktop > Go to "Arrange Icons By" > then uncheck "Show Desktop Icons".

Then just add the desktop toolbar to your start bar (right click start bar >toolbars > desktop) that way you just have a nice little pop up menu with all your shortcuts.




Metall_pingwin

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#3 13 years ago

I don't think it's possible to remove the names. The next best thing is to for example, use a white wallpaper and rename each icon to something hardly visible like . - , For that extra camofulage disable shadows in your control panel.




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#4 13 years ago

[VP} - Icons/Desktop icons click here

I google'd it. Didn't read it, maybe it works >.>




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#5 13 years ago

Why not just put a single space in there? Sure you get a little box when the icon is highlighted, but it isn't a big deal.




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#6 13 years ago

Since icons are actually files, they need a filename, which cannot be empty. Your best bet would be to use a blank wallpaper (a solid color) and then set the icon font color to match the background. In that way, the filename will be invisible unless you highlight the icon first.




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#7 13 years ago

another way is to use the active desktop feature and create an html background. put some very simple html to link to the shortcuts you want and add the picture you wish for each program as the link.


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#8 13 years ago
n0e;4128739another way is to use the active desktop feature and create an html background. put some very simple html to link to the shortcuts you want and add the picture you wish for each program as the link.

i know this may sound stupid, but what is active desktop? i know saw an options for that somewhere i just don't know where.