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disable automatically placing desktop icons on start screen

  1. #1


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    Windows 7

    disable automatically placing desktop icons on start screen


    Is there any way to disable Windows from automatically placing desktop icons on the start screen? Or is there a way to remove multiple icons at one time?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    right click as many tiles as you need to: example > right click > right click > right click > right click > etc...
    then select to unpin > bottom left of screen

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    Recommendation: > never unpin the desktop tile
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 7


    That works, but I was hoping for something a little easier like selecting multiple via mouse-drag. So there's no way to disable desktop icons from being placed on start screen automatically?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Can you disable links being added to the start MENU when installing something?
    ...usually not but sometimes... If the installer gives you an option (or not), it is up to how the application installer was designed.
    Last edited by mdmd; 18 Sep 2012 at 13:53.
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disable automatically placing desktop icons on start screen
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