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unwanted icons on desktop

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by fran m, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. fran m

    fran m

    Mar 7, 2005
    drexel hill pa
    I have two icons on my desktop that I can't get rid of. I went to "programs" add/remove and couldn't locate the programs with the same names under the icons.

    Not real computer savy here. Can anyone help?

    Disregard, got rid of them.

    Fran M
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2008

  2. Removing the program via Add/Remove Software doesn't always remove the icons.

    Right click the icon, then choose Delete.
  3. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

    Oct 3, 2000
    Lakeland, FL.
    Agreed, you are only deleting shortcuts.

    Unless you are trying to get rid of the trash can this will work and there are windows tweaks that will allow you to remove even it from the desktop.