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AutoHideDesktopIcons 3.41

Automatically hide your desktop icons until you need them

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English, Arabic
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 15 July 2018
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Developer: SoftwareOK
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AutoHideDesktopIcons
Automatically hide your desktop icons until you need them

Is your desktop a cluttered mess of shortcuts, files and folders? If you can never quite find the time to clear it up, then you might appreciate AutoHideDesktopIcons, a free tool which hides any desktop icons until you need them.

The program is portable, no installation required; just run it, click "To-Tray", and wait. Within five seconds your desktop icons will vanish. When you need them, left click the desktop and they'll return. Easy.

Clicking the program's system tray icon reveals its settings. You can set the "Timer" to whatever delay you'd like before the desktop icons disappear (3-100 seconds); there's an option to launch AutoHideDesktopIcons when your PC starts; you can have it hide your icons when it first starts, and the program can hide the taskbar, as well.

AutoHideDesktopIcons does have to run in the background to make all this happen, of course, but fortunately it's very lightweight. The program consumed only 1.3MB RAM on our test PC, and does very little work, only leaping briefly into action when you click the desktop.

New in version 3.41

Update of the language files in AutoHideDesktopIcons!
Various improvements and optimizations for MS Web server 2016 and Windows 10-Redstone 4

Verdict:

Simple, lightweight and easy-to-use, AutoHideDesktopIcons is a great way to keep your desktop clutter out of sight.

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