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Hide the “Display” system icon in Control Panel.

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

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
Control Panel is a repository of various applets/administrative tools that can be used to configure the Windows, applications and services environment. If you go to Start > Settings and select Control Panel, Windows will open the Control Panel window. This setting can hide the “Display” system icon from the current applets list displayed in Control Panel.

The “Display” system icon enables you to set view and behavior of your desktop like background, screen saver, colors, font size and screen resolution.

For this, go to Start > Run, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a string value “desk.cpl” in “don’t load” subkey, if this value does not exist. Setting the Value Data to “No” will hide the “Display” system icon in Control Panel.

The changes will take effect after a restart or logoff.

NOTE:
In the Control Panel window, the “Display” system icon is shown by default. If you'd like to show this icon again, you can delete the registry value name “desk.cpl”.

Hide Display system icon in Control Panel.reg

This ".reg" file can hide "Display" icon in Control Panel.

Show Display system icon in Control Panel (Default).reg

This ".reg" file can show "Display" icon in Control Panel.

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

The system icon "Display" is hidden from the 'Control Panel' item list.

The system icon "Display" reappears in the 'Control Panel' window.

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

Second, go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don't load\] and right-click in the open area to create a String Value "desk.cpl".

Next, right-click to modify the value of created string “desk.cpl”.

Finally, set the Value Data as “No” in the textbox provided and click on 'OK' .

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