Windows 10: 'Show Desktop Icons' - keyboard shortcut query

Discus and support 'Show Desktop Icons' - keyboard shortcut query in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I know that we can hide our desktop icons from the right-click view menu.My question is whether there is a keyboard shortcut, or a way to create one,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Andrew_F_, May 4, 2021.

  1. Andrew_F_ Win User

    'Show Desktop Icons' - keyboard shortcut query


    I know that we can hide our desktop icons from the right-click view menu.My question is whether there is a keyboard shortcut, or a way to create one, to do this?An internet search suggests it isn't possible unless you download third-party apps but I wanted to check on this forum.

    :)
     
    Andrew_F_, May 4, 2021
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  2. Desktop Shortcut Icons

    Hi Mik-Dav,

    The desktop shortcut created for a specific website should bear the website's actual logo. With what you've experienced, there could be something wrong with how the shortcut was created.

    If you've created the shortcut by selecting Create shortcut, then we suggest that you try the other way, that is by dragging the website icon that appears in the address bar to your desktop. Follow these steps:

    • Using Internet Explorer, access a website.
    • Once the website opens, you will see its icon in the address bar.
    • Click and drag the icon on your desktop.

    The website shortcut bearing its actual logo should now be saved on your desktop.

    Let us know if you need further help.

    Regards.
     
    Vanessa Yar, May 4, 2021
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  3. Desktop Shortcut Icons

    I tried using Edge that comes with the computer and I can see the logo you are talking about. When I try to drag it to the desktop you can see that I have it but as soon as I drop it the window opens rather than putting the shortcut icon on the desktop.
     
    mik-dav 1500, May 4, 2021
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  4. Jaune Bel Win User

    'Show Desktop Icons' - keyboard shortcut query

    How to fix emoji keyboard not showing up using shortcut

    Hi,

    This issue is often caused by a corrupted or missing data file. To better isolate if this is a user profile specific or an emerging issue, we suggest that you create a new user profile and try to use the same keyboard shortcut to get the emoji keyboard to
    show up. Here's the link for the steps on how to:
    Set up accounts
    .

    In the meantime, we'll give you the steps for a workaround to access the emojis. Here are the steps:

    • Right-click on the Taskbar.
    • Select the Show touch keyboard button option and a keyboard icon will show up on your
      Taskbar.
    • Click the keyboard icon and select the emoji button.

    Let us know how it goes and we'll assist you further if needed.
     
    Jaune Bel, May 4, 2021
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