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Help with desktop icon labels please!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by issyboo, Jul 15, 2006.

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  1. issyboo

    issyboo Thread Starter

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    I've got a bunch of folder icons on my desktop. Their foldernames are pretty long, for organization's sake. The format for their names go "general category, specific description". For example: "Stock Investments, Selling". This means that I've got a bunch starting with "Stock Investments". But since the names are long, they're displayed as "Stock Investmen...". It's annoying because I can't see outright which is Buying, and which is Selling. Is there a way to turn off the way WinXP cuts my foldernames without having to make the font smaller?

    Hope someone can help, it's driving me crazy. I'm not quite used to WinXP yet, and I'm starting to want to go back to my Mac. :confused:
     
  2. wahlroot

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    Right Click the Icon, and scroll down the popup menu, and left click Rename. Then type in the name you like. This will not change where the Icon opens.
     
  3. issyboo

    issyboo Thread Starter

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    Actually what i meant was how I can change the way the name of the folder appears (to appear in full, rather than with the "...") without having to change the folder name...
     
  4. matt-h

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    you could create a desktop wallpaper that is split up into categories and have text saying "stock investment" with a box to contain icons which can now only have the second part.
    i hope that makes sense.
    you can cretae a copy of an existing wallpaper and edit it in a program, wallpapers are found in c/windows/web/wallpaper
     
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