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    Hi Loungers, have you gone to a lot of trouble to get wallpapers and using W7 'Desktop Background' set as a slide show to display them as you want but are mostly hidden by your 'shortcuts' . Try this, make a new folder any where you want, name it whatever you like, as short as possible, you'll soon see why. Move all your shortcuts into this folder NOT COPY. Now right click taskbar > Toolbars > New Toolbar. Browse to the folder you made and add it. Now when you click below the >> on the taskbar all your shortcuts appear.
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    Vista & XP users can also do this, To set up a desktop slide show install http://www.deskslide.com/ds/
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    Good suggestions but there is an easier way built in to clear the desktop yet still access it on demand and that's by hiding the desktop icons from the desktop properties menu and then use the Desktop toolbar from the taskbar.

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    I can't see how to hide the icons on my copy of XP. Do you have instructions?

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron Tarbox View Post
    Good suggestions but there is an easier way built in to clear the desktop yet still access it on demand and that's by hiding the desktop icons from the desktop properties menu and then use the Desktop toolbar from the taskbar.
    Byron, could you please explain how.
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    This is how my desktop looks using my settings as original post.

    [attachment=89731:My Desktop.jpg]
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    It's pretty much the same procedure in Win 7.

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    I have been doing this for years, but I created the folder in My Documents and called it Shortcuts then move shortcuts to all my oft used apps. I did start using this as a way of cleaning icons off my desktop, and have mentioned it a couple of times in these forums.

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    As you can see I also have enabled the Links Toolbar to allow me to quickly open one of my favorite links quickly.

    It not only makes it a much more pleasant desktop appearance, but makes it much easier to find the shortcut you are looking for, they can be alphabetized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron Tarbox View Post
    It's pretty much the same procedure in Win 7.
    Thanks Byron, unfortunately your method hides all, mine lets me keep what I need instant access to, as posted.
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    Ted Myers, thanks for your input. Although we joined WSL within a couple of weeks of each other, your experience outstrips mine (posts) I have been more intent on reading latest posts, as most older ones have been solved or abandoned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P T View Post
    I can't see how to hide the icons on my copy of XP. Do you have instructions?

    cheers, Paul
    My post to you has been deleted as it was wrong. Here's the correction.http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...er-taskbar.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
    This is how my desktop looks using my settings as original post.

    [attachment=89731:My Desktop.jpg]
    OK, Roadrunner how did you get the >> pop up to stay up while you grabbed a shot of it? I have been unable to do this.
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    Ahh, I thought the idea was to have a clean desktop for the slideshow, yet still have desktop access to everything on the desktop. One would indeed have to use a custom toolbar and manually keep it up to date for mixed desktop content. I prefer the automated upkeep and super clean look which works for me since I'm almost never just sitting at one monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    OK, Roadrunner how did you get the >> pop up to stay up while you grabbed a shot of it? I have been unable to do this.
    Ted, use the print screen key on keyboard + paint, click paste>save as

    Quote Originally Posted by Byron Tarbox View Post
    Ahh, I thought the idea was to have a clean desktop for the slideshow, yet still have desktop access to everything on the desktop. One would indeed have to use a custom toolbar and manually keep it up to date for mixed desktop content. I prefer the automated upkeep and super clean look which works for me since I'm almost never just sitting at one monitor.

    [attachment=89739:Image4.jpg]
    Byron, me, being a lazy git, I like the bare necessity's close at hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
    Ted, use the print screen key on keyboard + paint, click paste>save as
    Thank you. I have modified my above post to show this.

    That was actually easier than Jing. Jing works very well for capturing a portion of the screen. I knew about Prt Sc many moons ago, but it's hard to get my brain cell working to remember some of this stuff. You get a Thumb Up for that!
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