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    Windows 98

    I have some icons on my desk top that I really don't need. I occasionally use the programs but don't want to clutter up the desk top with the shortcut. I can open them from "programs" when I want them. I think I can just right click on the icon and hit "delete" which will delete the shortcut but not the program itself, right? <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> Thanx, Russ

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    Re: Windows 98

    Correct.

    Later versions of Windows even tell you this when you try to delete the shortcut.

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    Re: Windows 98

    To add one thing to Rick's reply...you can't delete the IE shortcut that way. You have to either go to Control Panel or IE Tools menu & choose Internet Options/Advanced tab/ & uncheck "show Internet Explorer on desktop". They really push IE by putting shortcuts everywhere. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Windows 98

    Further to your question Russ, if you right-click on a desktop icon and then click on "Delete", you will be asked if you really want to delete the "Shortcut to File/Program Name" (if it is a shortcut) or the "File/Program Name" (if it will delete the File/Program).

    Checking for the word shortcut could save you some problems.

    Have a Great day!!!
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