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How do i remove icon text from xp?

MeFo

el mafioso
#2
try to use a space for the icon name...wait, won't work
go to the Character Map, and look for the blank space one ( ALT+0160 according to my key config)
there you will have a nameless icon, but still, it will have the borders of the blank name... :(
 
#4
here is what i do.
1. Rename the shortcut on your desktop, as name use alt + 255.
2. remember for every shortcut you need to type alt +255 again, so the first shortcut will be named alt +255 and the second alt +2 55 +alt + 255.
3. you will now have only the icons.
4. to remove the colored box beneath the icon use a program like tweakxp or booostxp. to make icon text transparent.
5. Enjoy!!!
 

Hipster Doofus

Good grief Charlie Brown
#14
Got stuck on the recycle bin. Have you got that tweak handy for adding rename to the right click? I think I'll have to do that first then remove the name.
 

yoyo

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#15
I have:

open regedit and find the key
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF
040-5081-101B-9F08 -00AA002F954E}\ShellFolder.
Select this, on the right there's a binary value called Attributes. Rightclick it, 'modify'. Instead of 40 01 00 20 it should read 50 01 00 20 to have a 'rename' option. In XP, you'll also need to edit the dword string called "CallForAttributes" there. Set it to 0x00000000 (0)
 
#18
thanks yoyo :D for explaining my maybe not so clear way of working. And yes this will work with all the icons on your desktop. Use the reg for the recyclebin. And a tip use copy and paste os that you cut down the times you type alt + 255. I did it to all of my 30 icons. Hell of a job but it looks good :)
 

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