Icons without text

By | April 19, 2011
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Debi wants to know how to eliminate the text from under Windows desktop icons
I think you featured this as a tip once but I can’t remember – but can you tell me if there is a way to get rid of the text under desktop icons? I think you’re newsletter it the best. Great tips and tricks every week. I look forward to Fridays! Debi

Our Answer
Thanks, Debi. A fair number of folks who’ve been using Windows for years don’t need the text beneath the icons to tell them what program the icon represents. If anyone does, then they won’t want to remove the text from beneath the icons. If you’re tired of the text under the icons cluttering up the desktop, you’ll be happy to know that it’s easy to remove the text.

Here’s how you do it:

Note this only works with icons, it does not work with folders. So before you go off right-clicking everything, stick with only icons and this method will work for you:

1. Right-click on the icon from which you want to remove the text
2. Click “Rename”
3. Hold down the ALT key and use the numeric keyboard and type 255
4. Release the ALT key and press the Enter Key.

There you go, icons without text.

One thought on “Icons without text

  1. Joan

    OK….NOW, What if i decide I want to text back below the icon….How do I undo my denuded icon and replace the text beneath it?
    Thank You!


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