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Hide desktop icons in Windows XP

I found this tip in a mag

If you are using the Windows XP Start menu, use the Registry Editor to navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartMenu.

If you are using the Classic Start menu, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu.

For each desktop icon that you wish to hide, Add a Value Name of the Class ID, HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{Class ID}, as a REG_DWORD data type, and set the data value to 1.

Right-click the desktop and press Refresh to see the effect of your change.

NOTE: You can use the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE key instead of HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

NOTE: Some common Class IDs are:

{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} My Computer

{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103} My Documents

{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D} My Network Places

{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D} Internet Explorer

{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} Recycle Bin

{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} Printers and Faxes

{D20EA4E1-3957-11D2-A40B-0C5020524153} Administrative Tools

{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF} Scheduled Tasks

{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E} Network Connections

{D20EA4E1-3957-11D2-A40B-0C5020524152} Fonts


:DRight click on desktop and arrange icons by uncheck show desktop icons.

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