Off-topic: Windows tip: Hide Desktop Icons

I often have to create screenshots and screen recordings as part of my job, and to make that look good I don’t want any part of my Windows desktop or task bar to show in the results. Until now, I have done this the hard way by using very few desktop icons and putting them around the edges of the screen.

There is a better way.

Just right-click on the desktop, select “View” and then “Show desktop icons”. So simple.

Should have found this years ago. Works on Windows Vista and Windows 7 as far as I know.

 

3 thoughts on “Off-topic: Windows tip: Hide Desktop Icons”

  1. Intressant.

    Jag använder dock i princip alltid Alt-PrtScr för att bara ta aktivt fönster.

  2. Albert :Intressant.
    Jag använder dock i princip alltid Alt-PrtScr för att bara ta aktivt fönster.

    But sometimes you have screenshot multiple windows…

    I use SnagIt for all screen capture, very highly recommended.

  3. This is useful to know for a completely different reason: when you boot Windows 7 and find all your desktop Icons have gone missing (because Windows decided that you’re not worthy), this menu is where you have to go to make them appear again.

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