Advice 1: How to deselect icons on the desktop

Shortcuts to documents and applications on the desktop Windows are used for their fast start. With these icons you can perform the same operations as with files in Explorer - the functionality of all items on the desktop provides it system application. As in Windows Explorer, on the desktop you can select or deselect one or a group of icons. But sometimes for the allocation of labels is mistaken specific combination of settings the appearance of desktop items.
How to deselect icons on the desktop
Click the left mouse button on the background image on the desktop - this action is enough in order to deselect one, as with all icons placed on your desktop. The label background labels should be transparent. If the selection is cleared and the fill color under the labels left, the reason lies in the respective display elements of the desktop.
Activate on the desktop Windows XP context menu, clicking on the background image right click. Select "Properties" and in the opened window click the tab "desktop". Click the "customize desktop", and in the next window titled "desktop Items" select the tab "Web". Here you need to uncheck the box next to "Lock desktop items" and all the marks in the checkboxes of the rows of the list of "Web page". After this, close the settings Windows by clicking in them, click "OK". This way you eliminate one of the possible in Windows XP the reasons for the apparent selection of shortcuts on the desktop.
Open the context menu icon "My computer" by clicking it, right-click, and then select "Properties". You can do it through the main menu of the OS on the button "start" - opening it, right click the "Computer" and select the same row Properties. And you can use the hot keys Win + Pause Break. Any of these actions opens the "system Properties". Click the "Advanced" tab, and then click "Settings" under "Performance". In the "Special effects", set the label and in the list of effects to find the string "shadow casting desktop icons" and place a checkmark in its checkbox. Then click the "OK" button - this will eliminate another possible cause of apparent selection of icons on the desktop.
Open the main menu system, select the link "control Panel" and click "accessibility". Then click "adjust the contrast for text and colors of the screen and remove the checkmark from "use High contrast" if it is installed there. Lock by pressing the "OK" eliminating another reason for the illusion of highlighting the desktop icons.
These are very small files less than 1KB are only pointers to the location of the program on disk, so they can do anything(copy, move, delete, etc.). without the slightest harm to your information. You can place shortcuts on the desktop or in folders the start menu. The toolbar icons: they represent the tasks in the application toolbar.
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Advice 2: How to remove highlighted desktop icons

If the user wants to customize the "Working table" of their own taste, it is necessary to know how to work with different elements on it. The iconslocated on the Desktop, you can hide, move, delete. Many of these actions are performed in several stages or steps.
How to remove highlighted desktop icons
You will need
  • mouse;
  • keyboard;
  • component "folder";
  • -the component "Screen".
On the Desktop can be located a variety of icons: files, folders, shortcuts. After installing the operating system, all the icons that the user sees on the Desktop are shortcuts to run installed on local disks of computer programs. Even folders such as My computer, My documents, Trash also just labels. "Real" folders and files appear later when the user creates them independently.
If you need to delete some shortcuts (folders, files) with the "Working table", select them with the mouse and press the Delete key on the keyboard. Another option: select the icons and click any of them, right-click, in the drop-down menu, click "Delete". Request to confirm the deletion, answer Yes. The icons will be placed in the Trash.
To remove items such as My computer, Network neighborhood, recycle Bin, My documents, click in any empty space on the "Working table". In the drop-down menu, select "Properties". A window will open "display Properties". Click on the tab "desktop" and click on the "Setting the table". In the opened window, click on the "General" tab and remove marker from the fields of those elements that want to remove from the "Working table". Apply the new settings, close the window.
To remove from "Working table" you created files and folders and move them to another directory, highlight the desired files and folders and place them in the clipboard. Click on any highlighted icon, right-click and select from the drop down menu the Cut command.
Navigate to a new directory to host the files, click in any empty space of the open folder, right-click and select "Paste". The Paste command can also be invoked from the "edit" top menu bar of the folder. To move in this way shortcuts does not make sense.
To make icons of files and folders hidden, move the cursor to each desired icon and click right button of the mouse. In the drop-down menu, select "Properties". In the dialog box, click the General tab and set the marker in the box next to "Hidden". Click on the "Apply" button, close the window.
Call component "folder options". To do this through the "start menu" call "control Panel" and in the category "appearance and themes" click the "folder options". Another way: open any folder and select in the top menu bar "Tools" drop-down menu, select "folder options". This will open a new dialog box.
Navigate in the window that opens on the tab "View". Under "advanced settings" using the scroll bar to find the item "Hidden files and folders", set the marker in the "do Not show hidden files and folders". Click on the "Apply" button and close the window. All the files and folders that you've done hidden, will remain on the Desktop, but will be invisible.
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