How to hide Windows 10 desktop icons

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There may be many cases where you don't want desktop icons to be visible, such as during online meetings, when taking screenshots, etc. In such cases, the best thing to do is to temporarily hide the desktop icons on the Windows 10 parts. There are two ways to hide the desktop icons which are explained below.

Method 1: Temporarily hide all desktop icons using desktop context menu

Step 1: Right-click anywhere in an empty area of ​​the desktop, click View from the context menu to open a submenu. Uncheck the Show desktop icons to instantly hide all desktop icons.



Method 2: Temporarily hide all desktop icons using registry editor

Solution 1

Step 1: print Tasto Windows + R together on the keyboard to open the file run box. gender Regedit in the box to open the file Registry Editor.

Step 2: A Registry Editor window, go to the following path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer

Then right click on the right side of the window, in the blank area, select New > Valore DWORD (32 bit).

Step 3: Name the file DWORD Value like No Desk and hit Log in.

4 phase: Double click on the file DWORD and set the Valuable data to 1and press ok to save the changes. Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.



* Note: It's his Explorer the key is missing below Policies, you can create one manually. Follow the steps below for the same.

Step 1: Double click on Policies left click, select New, click Password.

Step 2: Name the key Explorer.

Solution 2

Step 1: Alternatively, you can also temporarily hide the desktop icons by navigating to the following path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced

On the right side of the window, locate and double-click HideIcons.

Step 2: Change the Valuable data to 1 and press ok to save the changes. Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.

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