Windows 10: Why? Desktop icons 4 installed programs must be applicatioin icons?

Discus and support Why? Desktop icons 4 installed programs must be applicatioin icons? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Desktop: HP / Win Version 1909 (this has been installed for a good while now. No issues I know) Had to shorten the Thread Subject: I have recently... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jackdashacki, Apr 18, 2020.

  1. Why? Desktop icons 4 installed programs must be applicatioin icons?


    Desktop: HP / Win Version 1909 (this has been installed for a good while now. No issues I know)
    Had to shorten the Thread Subject:

    I have recently installed several programs that when installed they threw an icon on the desktop that is not a shortcut. It is an application icon. They seem to fight being removed or disallow it. For someone that wants a certain amount of control for what is cluttering up their desktop this is OCD close to overflow.

    Browser MX5
    inSSIDer Home WiFi manager
    Dragon Naturally Speaking Home Ed.

    How or what can be done about these applications program "shortcuts'' that resist removal?

    Thanks for very much for any knowledge on this. jack ";-}

    :)
     
    jackdashacki, Apr 18, 2020
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  2. Remove Linux Desktop Icons

    I am not sure whether this will work (Ubuntu does not have icons like that on the desktop by default), but I suggest opening the trash bin and sweeping the icons into the window showing the trash bin.
     
    Peter1986C, Apr 18, 2020
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  3. Naki Win User
    GPU-Z Program Icon Submission

    Suggestion to have an option to change Notification Area icon this way too.
    Suggestion to finally have proper separate Options window like most (all?) Windows programs do.
     
  4. Mussels Win User

    Why? Desktop icons 4 installed programs must be applicatioin icons?

    Removing desktop icons

    the icons are located in 'all users' folder somewhere (for example, i see a few shared icons in "C:\Users\Public\Desktop" )

    The only way to fix those, is to remove the icons from there, and place them on to each users desktops manually. an admin may need to do this.
     
    Mussels, Apr 18, 2020
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