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Unable to remove icon from desktop

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by The Juba, Feb 27, 2010.

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  1. The Juba

    The Juba Thread Starter

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    Hi there, I've just reinstalled my Windows XP SP3 on my laptop but after installing the integrated webcam a (Laptop Integrated Webcam) icon appeared on my desktop and I'm unable to delete it, I've tried pressing delete after selecting it but nothing, also when right clicking on it no "delete" option is shown. Does anyone know how I could remove this annoying icon? Please help my because I really hate having icons on my desktop, thanks in advance.
     
  2. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten

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    Have you tried left clicking on it and just dragging it to the recycle bin ?
     
  3. donutdude

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    It's rare for something that is undeletable to be on the desktop, unless it is meant to not be deleted. (The recycle bin is a fine example of this) If there isn't any delete options, and since this webcam is integrated, probably it isn't meant to be deleted. However, if you just don't want any icons on the desktop, you can just right click on the desktop ----> arange icons by ----> show all desktop icons and uncheck that box. This would take all icons off your desktop.
     
  4. The Juba

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    Dragging it to the recycle bin doesn't work. Also the "show all desktop icons" isn't there. Can I delete it by adding a string in (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel) in the register, like I did for hiding the recycle bin icon?
     
  5. donutdude

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    You can't see the show desktop icons button?
    Right click on desktop,
    Arrange Icons by,
    [Checkmark] Show desktop icons

    Press on Show desktop icons to uncheck it, and all you'll see is your wall paper and nothing else.
     
  6. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten

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    Since this icon proves so difficult to remove,have you considered there might have to be a reason for it to be there? and if you do find out how to remove it, it might cause problems of some sort ....its just a thought ....
     
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