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The Rabbit
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Hide Desktop Icons

Can you help me as I cannot find the selector in the current version (10.0.1) or perhaps there is a short cut way of switching between the two without using the Windows switch off the desktop right click menu.

In the previous version of the P.A. platform under 'Options' there was a select for hiding/showing the desktop icons.

Looking on the support page I find that it is still part of the listed information and it is still listed in the PortableAppsMenu.ini.

Simeon
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hm

I think the only way to change the icon hiding behaviour is to manually edit the PortableAppsMenu.ini you mentioned.

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The Rabbit
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Thanks

Thanks for confirming. I since have found a small free app that can be run as a portable. It has a few more options.

Oddly enough named Auto Hide Desktop Icons.

I will suggest it be portablized since the option is now gone in the P.A. console

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Not Gone

The ability to hide the desktop icons is not gone, it's just not an option in the options dialog at the moment. No need for a separate app.

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ease of access

It is really only a matter of ease of access.

I realize that you can access the *.ini and change the true/false statment, though to do so you are looking at a multiple step operation to switch back and forth.

The app does this in one click of the mouse and you always have access to the icons at any time by double clicking the desktop leaving the icons visible for whatever you set the timer to (default 5 sec). Then to return to normal desktop it is only a two click operation to enlarge the dialog and turn off the hide instance all together until the next time the app is started.

I guess I should make the disclaimer that I have nothing to do with the ownership or development of the software. I simply discovered it's availability.

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