Icon Hide & Seek

Do you have awesome wallpaper that’s obscured by all those nasty little icons cluttering your desktop ? Well, here’s how to make them all disappear, at least temporarily…

Win XP Instructions:

A pretty easy process here.

Just right-click your Desktop , Arrange Icons By , then click the ” Show Desktop Icons ” item.


Why the PhD’s at Microsoft decided it was a good idea to stick the “Show Desktop Icons” item under the “Arrange Icons” menu is a head scratcher for sure, but that’s where it is.

Windows Vista Instructions:

Almost the same procedure here, just a slightly different location.

Right-Click your desktop, and under View un-check “Show Desktop Icons”.


Now bask in your awesomely un-obscured wallpaper!

~ Steve

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