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

Posted on 2008-10-27
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Our customer wants to see icons but not their labels. How can I do that?
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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
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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".
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Sorry, my fault On my computer it workd but I did not notice it because of the the first effect you mentioned , tigermatt
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