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Hide Internet Explorer icon on desktop.

This setting lets you to hide the Internet Explorer icon on the desktop.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
You have a choice to display the desired standard icons on the Desktop. If you don’t use Internet Explorer as your default browser, you can hide the “Internet Explorer” icon from Desktop.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed at serial number 1 to check the Internet Explorer version. Check the string value name “IE” and its data value should correspond to 6.0 or above.

Now, navigate to the registry path listed at serial number 2 and search for the key “{FBF23B42-E3F0-101B-8488-00AA003E56F8}”. If found right-click to delete it.

Then, search the registry path listed at serial number 3 and 4 for HKEY_CURRENT_USER and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and create a DWORD value “NoInternetIcon”, if this value does not exist. Right-click on it and modify the value data to “1”.

Finally, navigate to the registry path at serial number 5 and check for the DWORD value name "Attributes", create if not existing. Right-click on it and modify the value data "100024" to hide the icon.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

‘Internet Explorer’ icon is removed from the 'Desktop'.

‘Internet Explorer’ icon is visible on the 'Desktop' by default.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Version Vector\] key, right-click and click on "Modify".

Fourth, go to the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{FBF23B42-E3F0-101B-8488-00AA003E56F8}] key, right-click and click on "Delete".

Fifth, go to the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\] key, right-click on the "NoInternetIcon" DWORD value and click on "Modify".

Sixth, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Seventh, go to the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\] key, right-click on the "NoInternetIcon" DWORD value and click on "Modify".

Eighth, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Ninth, go to the [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}\ShellFolder\] key, right-click on the "Attributes" DWORD value and click on "Modify".

Finally, enter the value "100024" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Hide the “Accessibility Options” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Accessibility Options” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Modems” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Modems” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Scanners and Cameras” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Scanners and Cameras” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Telephony” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Telephony” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Add/Remove Programs” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Add/Remove Programs” system icon from the current applets group.

 
 
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