How to show or hide Desktop Icons in Windows 8
Description: This article shows how to easily show or hide all icons on the desktop in Windows 8.
- Press the Windows key and the letter D on the keyboard to go to the desktop.
- Right-click on the desktop background and then select View from the pop-up menu.
- Click on Show desktop icons to toggle between showing and hiding the icons. A check mark next to this option indicates that the icons are currently showing on the desktop. If there is no check mark, then the icons are hidden.