Solved delete desktop icons versus delete programs

September 3, 2012 at 04:18:25
Specs: Windows 7
Desire to clear certain desktop icons without deleting the corresponding program. How to do it?

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September 3, 2012 at 05:02:09
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If the program is in Start>All Programs and it is just a short cut icon, then you just need to right click on it and select Delete. If you need to verify that it is just a short cut, right click on it and select Properties and if you see a tab labeled Short Cut, and there is any other way of launching the program, then you are safe deleting it.
Another option if you like to clean up your desktop is to put a new folder on the desktop and label this Programs or something like Occasional Programs. Then just drag and drop these icons into this folder. This way you just need to open this folder to see all of them.

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