Make All Windows Desktop Icons Disappear

Desktop icons

Desktop icons

To clean up too many icons or to make a joke to a friend/colleague, it is possible in a few clicks to remove all the shortcuts found on the wallpaper of a Windows PC. This is not really a deletion but rather a masking of all the icons, which can be re-displayed in a few seconds.

Hide all Windows desktop shortcuts

On the screen image, right-click to choose View and Show desktop icons:

All icons for shortcuts, programs, and documents are gone. The desktop is empty but we can continue to access applications, games and documents via the Start menu.

Desktop icons empty

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