Most icons are self explanatory and you do need a text below them to specify what the icon is for. For example, you do not need a text below the icons seen in the image on the right. You can therefore, hide the text and give your desktop a clean look.
Here’s how you can hide the icon text in Windows:
- Right-click any icon and choose “Rename“.
- Hold down the Alt key and type 0160 or 255 from the number keypad. Make sure that “Num Lock” is on.
That’s it! You now have an icon without any text underneath it. Similarly you can rename other icons as well.
2 thoughts on “Quick Tip: Remove Text from Icons In Windows”
Nice but there’s a flaw here. By doing this you are renaming the file and making it hard to find when using other tools also this trick only works if the file type is hidden and even then only 1 file of any given type can have that exact name, you would have to use ‘ ‘ and ‘ ‘ etc to distinguish files. All in all flawed.
There is a true type font called Invisible which you can download and install which does not render any image to the screen for any character. Install it and then change the advanced appearance settings in control panel assigning the font to Icons and you will then have invisible labels on all icons without the need to rename them.
That’s a lot to do for hiding an icon text Adam. Besides, what you suggested would also hide text of all the files on the computer, and I don’t think anyone would want that.