Windows online support for removing desktop icons
The icons on our desktop are shortcut keys for accessing those programs. Manipulating with them will not affect the actual program in any way. These are the convenient way for locating the program and launching them. These icons can be tweaked for a customized look. Windows online support says that the size and the image of some icons can be changed according to the wish of the user. For resizing the icons users can follow the steps given below:
- Right-click the desktop, point to View.
- Click Large Icons, Medium Icons, or Classic Icons.
Alternatively, the user can just scroll the wheel of the mouse while simultaneously pressing the Ctrl key. This will resize the icons according to direction to which the wheel is scrolled.
If the user wants to hide the icons, Windows online support says that he can do the same by following the steps:
- Right-click the desktop, point to View.
- Uncheck Show Desktop Icons.
Hiding these icons does not delete them. They are just hidden from the visibility of the user. To make the hidden shortcut keys available, follow the same procedure and tick the check box of Show Desktop Icons.
Removing the icons completely
Windows online support says that hiding the icons will only reflect for the current account, not to the other accounts. So if the desktop icons have to be removed completely for all users, follow the below procedure.
- Log in into the administrative account.
- Click the Start button and select Computer to open Windows Explorer.
- Click Tools in the top menu.
- Select Folder Options.
- Check Show hidden files, folders, and drives on the View tab.
- Click OK to view system folders.
- Navigate into C:\Users\Public\Desktop in Windows Explorer.
- Hold the Ctrl key and click X. The icons will dim.
- Navigate into C:\Users\ADMINISTRATOR\Desktop, replacing ADMINISTRATOR with the administrator username.
- Hold the Ctrl key and press V to move the previously selected shortcuts into the administrator account.
This makes the desktop icons inaccessible to all the other users. Though these desktop shortcut keys are, at times, inaccessible, the programs can be accessed from Start menu or from the drives where they are installed.
Hope this will help you in managing the desktop features.
Learning to Change the Name of a Microsoft Windows Network
Now, changing the name for your Microsoft Windows Network allows you to link your desktop and laptop successfully to a single network. And as such, you can easily share files, folders and drives or even create a multimedia server. While Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems both share a common means of changing the network name, the procedure will vary when it comes to Windows XP.
So in getting on with our article, given below is a guide as formulated by the Windows online support team in helping you change the name of the Microsoft Windows Network for your computer based on the version of Windows operating system you have installed. Let us take a look shall we?
Changing the Name of a Microsoft Windows Network with Windows Online Support
To begin with, the team first suggests that you close all applications and programs that might be still up and running on your computer. This is to provide you with maximum system efficiency and performance while carrying on with the task at hand.
You can now continue with the steps based on the version of Windows operating system you have installed on your computer.
For Windows 7 and Vista users:
- Get on Windows “Start” menu and then type “System” in the “Start Search” field.
- Following which, highlight “System” from the results and click on it.
- Click on “Change Settings” in the “Computer Name, Domain and Workgroup Settings” section.
- Click on the “Change” button.
- Now enter the name you wish to give your new Microsoft Windows network in the “Workgroup” field.
- Finally, click on “Ok” twice and then “Close“. Note that you need to perform a fresh reboot of your system for the changes you have just made to take effect.
For Windows XP users
- Get on Windows “Start” menu, and then right click on “My Computer” followed by left clicking on the “Properties” option.
- Following which, click on the “Computer Name” tab in “System Properties” box.
- Click on “Change“, then enter the name you wish to give your new Microsoft Windows network in the “Network” text field.
- Now click on “Ok“.
(NOTE: All computers on your Microsoft Windows Network must share the same workgroup name in order to share files, folders and drives)
This successfully completes our guide. Ciao!