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How do you remove icons from the computer desktop?

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To remove an icon from the Windows computer desktop, just right-click on the icon and select "Delete." Removing icons from the Apple computer requires the insertion of a special code.

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To remove Windows icons, simply hover the mouse cursor over the unwanted icon. Right-click on the icon, and click on "Delete" in the window menu that pops up. The icon will disappear. Use the following steps to remove icons from an Apple desktop.

  1. Launch Terminal on Apple computer
  2. Click on "Applications," and then click on the "Utilities" folder. Look for and click on "Terminal" to open the command line.

  3. Enter icon removal code
  4. Enter the following code into the command line: "defaults write com.apple.finder CreateDesktop false; killall Finder". Then press "Enter."

When the command window is closed, all of the icons will be removed from the Apple desktop, but the applications will remain on the computer.

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