Delete Desktop Shortcuts


Dear Computer Lady,

I enjoy reading your newsletter. 

I have a quick question – how do I get rid of some of the icons on my desktop that I’m not using on a regular basis? 

I don’t want to get rid of the program itself, but I don’t need all those icons on my desktop. 

Thank you, Janet 


Dear Janet,

You can get rid of most icons on your desktop by right-clicking on the icon and click on “Delete” on the shortcut menu that drops down.

This will delete the shortcut on your desktop, but not the program that it points to. 

You will still be able to access the programs using the start menu.

If you want to remove a program and not just its shortcut, you need to go to the Control Panel and open “Add/Remove Programs” un-install programs from there.


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