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AutoHideDesktopIcons 3.44

Automatically hide your desktop icons until you need them

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English, Arabic
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 01 October 2018
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AutoHideDesktopIcons
Automatically hide your desktop icons until you need them

Is your desktop a cluttered mess of shortcuts, files and folders? If you can never quite find the time to clear it up, then you might appreciate AutoHideDesktopIcons, a free tool which hides any desktop icons until you need them.

The program is portable, no installation required; just run it, click "To-Tray", and wait. Within five seconds your desktop icons will vanish. When you need them, left click the desktop and they'll return. Easy.

Clicking the program's system tray icon reveals its settings. You can set the "Timer" to whatever delay you'd like before the desktop icons disappear (3-100 seconds); there's an option to launch AutoHideDesktopIcons when your PC starts; you can have it hide your icons when it first starts, and the program can hide the taskbar, as well.

AutoHideDesktopIcons does have to run in the background to make all this happen, of course, but fortunately it's very lightweight. The program consumed only 1.3MB RAM on our test PC, and does very little work, only leaping briefly into action when you click the desktop.

New in version 3.44

Test under the new preview build of Windows 10 October Update 2018! 
Update of language files in the AutoHideDesktopIcons for Windows. 

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Simple, lightweight and easy-to-use, AutoHideDesktopIcons is a great way to keep your desktop clutter out of sight.

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update (build 1809)

Free Full Commercial Software

This is the latest version of Windows October 2018 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a Windows 8 twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

Fall Creators Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO here will give you build 1809 which is the October 2018 Update.

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