Automatic hiding of Windows desktop and taskbar icons with AutoHideDesktopIcons

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Auto Hide Desktop Icons is a free application that can hide your Windows desktop icons and even your taskbar after a certain time interval – and works better than the Auto Hide taskbar function. If you usually have a busy office and want to take a look behind the scenes once in a while, then take a look!

You can set the time with the cursor. Here you can set the inactivity time between 3 seconds and 100 seconds. The tool also allows you to hide the taskbar when you select this option.

The application offers the following parameters :

  1. Disable application
  2. Start with Windows
  3. Start minimized
  4. Always up
  5. Hide taskbar.

For example, if you are working on a notepad and there is no activity on the desktop, the application hides desktop icons. To retrieve the icons, click on the desktop with the left mouse button. Of course, you can also configure this setting so that icons are displayed when you right-click or center mouse button.

February 2021 Update:

We now recommend using this tool for your error. Additionally, this tool fixes common computer errors, protects you against file loss, malware, hardware failures and optimizes your PC for maximum performance. You can fix your PC problems quickly and prevent others from happening with this software:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.


One thing that is obviously missing is the possibility to close the application. It would have been nice if the icon in the notification area had offered this option. Too bad, really. The only way to close the application is via the Task Manager.

You will find the application useful if you want to hide your icons, if you are not on the desktop – or if you just want to enjoy your beautiful wallpaper. Your desktop looks like this – before and after hiding the icons and taskbar.

You can download it from its homepage.

You can also use our free software HIDE TASKBAR .

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