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What’s on Your Desktop?

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005 by | Filed Under: Desktop Enhancement

When I got my new computer it didn’t have a “My Computer” icon on the desktop. Maybe the manufacturer didn’t want the average person messing around in there, but how else could I access the CD drives and such? Well, fortunately it was an easy fix.

Not only did I find “My Computer” there, but there were other things that could be turned on and off. Let’s take a look at this area together…

Right-click the desktop and choose “Properties”. Click the “Desktop” tab then the “Customize Desktop” button.

Under the “General” tab you’ll find check boxes for different desktop items: My Documents, My Computer, My Network Places, and Internet Explorer.


Check the ones you want and uncheck what you don’t. Click OK.

There you have it—your desktop, your way.

~ David

David Samuel Thomas

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