Solved

Can I get rid of the labels beneath the icons on my desktop screen?

Posted on 2008-10-27
4
165 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
Our customer wants to see icons but not their labels. How can I do that?
0
Comment
Question by:midfde
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 58

Accepted Solution

by:
tigermatt earned 250 total points
ID: 22813970

Hey,

Not natively, no. Windows doesn't have an option which can be Enabled 'Remove labels from Desktop Icons'.

However, you could use one of two other Windows features to your advantage.

If the customer has desktop wallpaper with a (reasonably) standard colour all the way through, you could modify the colour of the label text to that colour, using the Display Properties > Appearance > Advanced options.

Failing that, you can use another common trick to remove the file names completely. Edit each icon name in turn. We will set the file name to be a Space character, but not using the Space Bar (Windows will ignore this). With the Num Lock light on, press Alt+255 on the right Num Pad on the first icon's name. Press Enter. You will notice the name is replaced with a space. You can proceed to do this on all the other icons, but you'll need to do it twice on the second icon, three times on the third etc.

-tigermatt
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:midfde
ID: 22814054
The customer agrred to leave the lables but with transparent text. Transparency regrettably does not depend on the state of "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop" check box either on my desktop (labels are transparent) nor on hers (labels have shadows). Yes, "Apply", "OK".
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:midfde
ID: 22814082
Sorry, my fault On my computer it workd but I did not notice it because of the the first effect you mentioned , tigermatt
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:midfde
ID: 31510354
Resolved after the user disabled Web contnts on her desktop.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
How do I set up RAiD 10 on ASUS Z170-P 9 366
Windows 7 system locking up intermittently 16 56
Dual Output 15 90
Is My Bios Too Old For SSD Drive 10 102
This article is a cursory discussion of Intel SpeedStep Technology (SpeedStep) and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST).  The goal is more to illuminate what these technologies are and are not.  The detail of how each technology works is not a…
You have seen this as an option on your internet browser before or it may be completely new to you.  But what does this mean and why would I use this?
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 8, without downloading adware.
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now