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.

  1. Press the Windows key and the letter D on the keyboard to go to the desktop.
  2. Right-click on the desktop background and then select View from the pop-up menu.
  3. 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.

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