115. Add/Remove Control Panel Icon On
Adding Icons to the desktop may cause it to look
cluttered, but it also gives the user quick access
to areas of the Vista Operating System.
There are a few Windows Vista options that are
used more often than other, for example Internet
Explorer and Control Panel. Normally you access
control panel by clicking the Start button followed
by Control Panel; Internet Explorer however requires
deeper digging unless an icon is situated on the
quick launch toolbar.
There is a simple way of adding system icons for
Control Panel; Internet Explorer; Network; User
Files and Computer.
To add one or all of these icons to your desktop
proceed as follows:
1/ Right click on a
vacant area of your desktop.
2/ From the Drop Down Menu,
Click on Personalize.
3/ When the Personalize window
opens, Click on the link in the
left hand pane (Tasks) marked
Change Desktop Icons.
4/ The Desktop Icons Settings window
will now open.
5/ To add a specific icon to the
desktop place a check mark (Tick)
in the box on the left of the Icon
you want displayed.
6/ Once you have made your selection, Click
7/ Your icons should now be displayed on your
Removing the Icons
If you wish to remove some or all of the icons
listed above from your desktop all you need do is
follow steps 1 to 4
above. Once the Desktop Icon Settings
window is open all you then need do is
Remove the check mark
(Tick) from the box of each icon you ant removing.
Once you have done this, Press OK
and the icons will be removed.