Windows 10: Hide or Show Desktop Icons in Windows 10  

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
  1.    23 Sep 2015 #20

    Count me in the list of users who can't get their desktop icons back. Any attempt at right-clicking or long-pressing the desktop is ignored.

    RCK
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 3,207
    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       23 Sep 2015 #21
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    23 Sep 2015 #22

    Thanks. Already discovered another thread with the "hit Shift-F10" solution. Worked like a charm. :)

    RCK
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    23 Sep 2015 #23

    OP here.
    Just tried shift F10, no joy. Guess I have to go the threads for the details... Ol' Bab
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    23 Sep 2015 #24

    Ol Bab said: View Post
    OP here.
    Just tried shift F10, no joy. Guess I have to go the threads for the details... Ol' Bab
    Try this: Reboot, then login and when the desktop appears click on it a couple of times to give it the focus. Then hit Shift-F10. This should cause the Desktop context menu to appear in the upper left corner of the desktop display area. Then select the "View" submenu and click on the "Show desktop icons" menu item.

    RCK
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 29,354
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
    Thread Starter
       23 Sep 2015 #25

    Ol Bab said: View Post
    OP here.
    Just tried shift F10, no joy. Guess I have to go the threads for the details... Ol' Bab
    On some keyboards (ex: laptop), you may need to press the Function (FN)+Shift+F10 keys instead while you have the desktop in focus.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 327
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit/ Deepin OS Linux
       14 Apr 2017 #26

    Thanks!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    16 Nov 2017 #27

    I prefer a discreet desktop but sometimes I have a need to quickly show my populated desktop icons. How-to Geek offers a handy executable that works very well in this regard.

    Create a Shortcut or Hotkey to Turn the Desktop Icons On or Off
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  • Posts : 29,354
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
    Thread Starter
       16 Nov 2017 #28

    It's a quick right click on the desktop by default.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  •  
    Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

    Tutorial Categories

    Hide or Show Desktop Icons in Windows 10 Tutorial Index Network & Sharing Instalation and Upgrade Browsers and Email General Tips Gaming Customization Apps and Features Virtualization BSOD System Security User Accounts Hardware and Drivers Updates and Activation Backup and Restore Performance and Maintenance Xbox Windows Phone


    Related Threads
    How to Hide or Show Task View Button on Taskbar in Windows 10 Windows 10 introduces a new feature called Task View. Task View is a virtual desktop manager that allows you to quickly switch between all of your open apps on multiple desktops....
    How to Hide or Show Taskbar on Multiple Displays in Windows 10 Windows includes a special application desktop toolbar called the taskbar that shows on the bottom of a display screen by default. The taskbar allows you to find, see, open, and...
    How to Hide or Show Notification Area Icons on Taskbar in Windows 10 The notification area is located at the right end of the taskbar, and it contains app icons that provide status and notifications about things like incoming email, updates,...
    Found this link from an user on another forum. Some may find it useful. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930
    Our Sites
    Site Links
    About Us
    Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

    Designer Media Ltd
    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:15.
    Find Us