how can I HIDE my recycle bin?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Sazar, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    just a quick question... I want to hide my recycle bin from my desktop... I am wndering how I can do this?

    I do not want to remove the recycle bin from the desktop.. I simply want to hide it...
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Not sure what you mean when you say you want to hide it but not remove it from the desktop. :p

    Anyways, here goes:
    1) Start>Run>gpedit.msc
    2) User Configuration>Administrative Templates>Desktop
    3) "Remove Recycle Bin icon on the desktop" - Double click it and set it to ENABLED.

    EDIT: Another possible way to "hide" it, but not remove it, would be to set the icon to a completely transparent one, and rename the Recycle bin to a space " ". I suppose that should work.
     
  3. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I use TweakUI to do it
     
  4. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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    Have a read here microsoft.

    http://www.support.microsoft.com/?kbid=810869

    More info below but read microsoft also.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
    HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel

    In the right pane, right-click the following registry DWORD value, and then click Modify:
    {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

    In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK. (The TweakUI utility sets this value to 1 to hide the Recycle Bin icon.)
    Quit Registry Editor.

    The Recycle Bin icon reappears on the Desktop.

    NOW I have not tried this in the registry for a long time but I think it worked
    If I remember right.
    The microsoft article talks about this also. SO please read it to get a better idea.

    (Just set value to 1 to hide the recycle bin icon)
    Be sure to backup the registry Key FIRST.
     
  5. paul2-0-0-2

    paul2-0-0-2 Moderator

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    Blank Icon and no text thing

    Easiet way i found :)
     
  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    thanks guys I'll give it a look/see :)

    issue is when I use objectdock and I remove the recycle bin via tweakUI... it basically kills the functionality of the OD recycle bin but if I leave it on dtop it works as expected... ergo I need it hidden... not removed :D

    I'll play around with teh suggestions and post tonite as to what I came up with :)

    thanks for your posts..
     
  7. Dr. Kramer

    Dr. Kramer Who's Yo' Doctor?

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    I had the same problem using Yzdock...just edit the registry file and it should work w/o a problem.

    But back up the registry before you do it in case you want to reverse it!

    K
     
  8. raduking

    raduking OSNN XP

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    bush_dogg's solution is best cause it actually hides it and does not delete some namespace...