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Can I make my win7 icons transparent?? Answered

I have Windows 7, and I have a very dark wallpaper that is full of details. Is there any way I can make the shortcuts on the desktop transparent, or maybe get a program to hide them?

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orksecurityBest Answer (author)2010-08-23

Easiest solution is to move them from the desktop to the launch bar  and menus. They don't _have_ to be on the desktop, you know.

Though my personal reaction is that if your desktop image is too busy to see your icons, it's the wrong desktop image.

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AndyGadget (author)2010-08-30

I've been using the FREE Stardock program called Fences for several months on Win7.  It lets you categorise your icons into named groups on the desktop and then double-clicking anywhere on the desktop hides them all so you only have the taskbar visible.    Another double-click and they all reappear.  Try it - It's great!
I have a selection of my favourite Vladstudio images displayed using the desktop slideshow feature of Win7.

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Burf (author)2010-08-23

This should do it:
Right click on a empty space in desktop
In "Display Properties box"
Click "Desktop Tab"
Click "Customize Desktop Button"
Click "Web Tab"
De-select "Transparent" in box
De-select "Lock Desktop Items"
Click "Apply" and then "OK"

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