how to hide and unhide your dirty desktop

Leave a comment

August 2, 2009 by Administrator

I just made a ‘good mistake’ and thought its worth sharing.

I wanted to create a directory on my desktop, and then I clicked an option I hadn’t noticed, and suddenly, all the links and files on my desktop disappeared. I thought things got deleted until I checked windows explorer\Desktop to see they were still there.

Google helped me out as I searched for desktop items disappeared. This answer helped me out

anyway, heres how to do it all by yourself.

To hide your dirty desktop:

right click on your desktop,

select ‘arrange icons by’

select/uncheck ‘Show Desktop Icons’

there you go: your desktop becomes squeaky clean:

to restore, just right click on the desktop again, just like you did above and check ‘show desktop icons’.


I find this quite good, especially if your desktop is the messy type and you need to hide the mess ‘at least for awhile’ until bigboss passes by.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: