Configuring Desktop Icons

A freshly, cleanly installed Windows Vista desktop (as opposed to one generated by an upgrade installation) includes a single lonely icon—Recycle Bin. If you want other system icons, right-click the desktop, choose Personalize, and click Change Desktop Icons (in the task pane at the left). The Desktop Icons Settings dialog box, shown in Figure 3-14, provides check boxes for five system folders—Computer, the root folder of your own profile (User’s Files), Network, Recycle Bin, and Control Panel.

You can choose to display or hide any of these five system icons.

Figure 3-14. You can choose to display or hide any of these five system icons.

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