Hide or Show Desktop Icons and Gadgets in Windows 7

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Hi. You're watching VisiHow, and this is a tutorial on how to hide or show icons and gadgets on Windows 7 computers. We can see that there are several icons and one gadget on our screen. We can either hide them or show them.

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    To manage this, we need to right click on an empty space on the desktop.
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    Then hover the mouse cursor over "View".
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    In the newly opened section, we can check or uncheck "Show desktop gadgets" or "Show desktop icons".
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    For example, let's uncheck "Show desktop icons".
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    Now, the icons have disappeared, but the gadget remains on the screen.
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    To hide the gadget, we do the same thing.
    Right click on the desktop, view, and uncheck "Show desktop gadgets".
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    To reverse this process, we need to do the same thing.
    Right click on the desktop, hover over "View", and click "Show desktop icons".
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    The same goes for gadgets.
    We right click on the desktop, hover over "View" and click "Show desktop gadgets".
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to hide or show icons or gadgets in Windows 7.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Jen M, Ash0hley

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