Tips to hide Windows® 7 desktop icons
You can add a number of programs to the Windows 7 system. Some of these programs will add an icon or shortcut to the desktop. A large number of icons may make the desktop much difficult to work with. In such situations you can try hiding the desktop icons. There are many ways to hide the desktop icon in Windows 7 system. Manual methods are recommended for the purpose. To do this, you need to hold down the Windows and M key together. This is to minimize all currently opened Windows in the system desktop. Then you need to right-click on the empty area of the desktop. From the pop-up menu, select the ‘View’ option and then remove the checkmark for the option ‘Show Desktop Icons’.
Here are the technique to customize the taskbar icons in Windows 7:
- Customize manually
- Using tools
- Using the Windows Explorer
You can customize the taskbar icons in Windows 7 manually. To do this, you need to follow some simple steps. Firstly, you need to right-click on the icon in the taskbar which needs to be customized. You can then drag the icon to open the jumplist. Next step is to right-click on the program icon placed near the bottom of the jumplist. You can then select the Properties option for the icon. There, you can make any modifications that you want to make for the icon.
There are some tools which will help you in customizing taskbar icons in the Windows 7 system. You can download and install these tools from the website itself. You need to run these tools and select the option to customize icons. The ‘7 Taskbar Tweaker’ is such a tool which can be used for customizing middle click behavior, and enabling or disabling thumbnail previews. The 7 Stacks allows having a stack of icons included in the Windows 7 taskbar. You can change transparency level of taskbar icons using the TransTaskbar tool.
You can use Windows Explorer to customize taskbar icons in Windows 7 system. In the Windows Explorer, you need to access the Taskbar folder under the %appdata%. There, you can select the icons and can then copy them to a new folder. You can then right-click one of them and select Properties. Then you may select the Shortcut tab and click on Change Icon. Click the Browse button to find the preferred icons. After selecting icons, you need to click the OK button and save the changes. You may do this for each icon you wish to pin to the taskbar.
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