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    Default Hide Desktop Icon Text for Windows Vista or 7

    Some icons are ugly to see with text around. Too many texts around, above all with your best wallpaper.

    Fortunately exists a hotkey combination to hide desktop icon text.



    NOTE: This tip is not for lazy users!

    Right-click on desktop icon > Rename > Hold down the Alt key and type in 255on the keypad to the right of the keyboard.

    For next icon, type in twice ALT 255 (ALT 255 + ALT 255) and so on...

    You can’t use the number keys right above the keyboard, they won’t work.

    If you have a laptop, you must turn on numlock and then use the little number keys next to the regular letters.



    I just tried it with my laptop, enabling numlock and after typing in ALT+ KII (with numlock enabled there are these associations in my case: K=2 I=5 I=5), just see a clean result:



    Source: Howtogeek.com

    P.S: According to Howtogeek.com it's not possible to apply this same tip on Recycle Bin, but I have tested it and this isn't true.
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    Gonna try.. but wait.. I do not think I'm an expert;-)

    thank you

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    I suggest all to publish your desktop here, with this tip applied.
    Trigger your fantasy, with your wallpapers.
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    I can't I'm lazy now

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    Quote Originally Posted by leofelix View Post
    I can't I'm lazy now
    Whenever you want, of course.

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    And for those who are lazy... just put a "space" when renaming... (work only with regular desktop icons like "my computer" and "recycle bin") AFAIK.
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    Default Yeah..

    I need to update that article. I don't think you could rename the icon in previous versions of Windows, but seems to work fine now.

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    Be careful that in Windows XP it's necessary to check "Hide extensions for known file types" in folder options. Without this function enabled, the tip doesn't work on XP.

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