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Herby    3

Desktop Icons without Text - More functionality with less Icons!

? No Alt+255 or Alt+0160 -> No Text selection box when you select an Icon

? Enhanced Context Menu's -> You can run several commands with one Icon

? You can add them to the Start Menu (Pinned Programs List)

? You can use them in a dock with working Context Menu's

? No exta application running in the background

? Easy Installation & Uninstallationallation

? ? April-t2.jpg? ? a> is a great little free Command Line TUninstall: Merge the "Remove" regs and Refresh your Desktop + delete NirCmd.* from your Windows or System32 directory.

[/color] (fixed some MUP issues)

If you have merged older versions of these files, run "Remove all.bat" first and then merge the "Add" reg files.

Wiredbits has created a neat SCCU"]SCCU[/url] (Shorcut Clean Up).

With this program you can create Textless Desktop Icons and Shortcuts with Enhanced Context Menu's.

? ? http://www.herbystweaks.net/images/SCCU.jpg' alt='SCCU.jpg'>

You can drag and drop files, shortcuts, drives or folders on the drop icon and the Menu Names, the Internal Names and the Commands are generated from the drop action (98% of the beta39;s a beta version but it's working great,..it's free!39:happy:! :happy:

If you notice any bugs or have suggestions you can post them here.

You can change the Icons, the location, the tooltip and the name Shell Object Editort Editor[/url] (right click and select Expert Mode) or by editing the reg files (see Tutorial).

Redllar hafree great free gui based reg file eRegpad"]Regpad[/url].

With Regpad, you can view and edit the expandable string values (see the Tutorial for more info).

[/color] Download ACM_Dock.zip and merge the "Add" regs from the icons that you want to use.

Open the "Entire Network" folder (My Network Places -> Entire Network) and drag the icons into the Start Menu.

? ?http://www.herbystweaks.net/images/ACM/StartMenuHow to remove the "Create shortcut" command from the context menu: the context menu: (Second Screenshot)

Tutorial.[/b]32"]Tutorial[/url].The zip file contains: zip file contains:

? [Virtual Plastic]

? ACDSee 7 PP

? Ad-Aware SE Personal & Pro

? Alcohol 120%

? Audigy 2 [ZS]

? CCleaner

? CD - DVD Drives

? Control Panel

? Dreamweaver MX

? eMule

? Firefox

? FlashFXP

? Folder with Drag & Drop support

? Foobar2000 (by Splinter)

? Games Folder Example (by Squek)

? Google Earth

? Internet Explorer 6 & 7

? IrfanView

? iTunes

? iTunes 6

? Master Volume + NV + CSM + kX

? Media Center

? Media Player Classic

? Microsoft AntiSpyware

? MSN Messenger

? Musicmatch Jukebox

? My Computer (-e = Without Explorer pane +Eject = with Eject PC command)

? My Documents (-e = Without Explorer pane) with Drag & Drop support

? My Entire Network (Same as "My Network Places" but it opens "Entire Network")

? My Network Places

? NeoMule

? Neowin

? Nero 6 & 7 Premium

? Notepad (with paste Clipboard command)

? Office 2003, 2K3 (smaller version) & 2007

? Opera

? Outlook 2003 & 2007

? Outlook Express

? Photoshop CS & CS2

? Recycle Bin (+ MUP Fix)

? Shareaza

? Shutdown (+Eject = with Eject PC command)

? Spybot - Search & Destroy

? StarOffice

? Steam (by MiG:uK)

? Thunderbird

? TuneUp Utilities 2004 & 2006

? VLC Media Player

? Winamp

? Windows Defender

? Windows Media Player 9 & 10To the ones who rated this topic: Thanks for the 5 stars!"color:steelblue">[/Herby]o ? ACM.zipto:Verdana-->ACM.zip ( 272 KB )

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kafkef    1

And what if you don't have the english winxp?

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murderdoll    0

nice, but i dont want the Network places icon , how can i do that ?:)

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Herby    3
And what if you don't have the english winxp?

It still works, and you can translate it. :D

But you must only edit the names, not the commands!

The hex commands are easier to edit in the registry.

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Herby    3
nice, but i dont want the Network places icon , how can i do that ?:)

I shall post the separate reg files later... :)

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Herby    3

Here are the separate reg files...

SepReg.zip

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Herby    3

Shutdown Button ... :ninja:

Shutdown.jpg

Shutdown.zip

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Herby    3

Master Volume Button

MV2.jpg

Installation: Import "Add Master Volume.reg" and Refresh your Desktop.

When you use NVMixer import the "Add Master Volume+.reg".

Playback & Recording Controls open in Compact View, Press CTRL+S to switch to Normal View.

MV3.jpg

When you want to adjust your Master Volume, just Click & Scroll. :D

MV1.jpg

To remove it, import "Remove Master Volume.reg" and Refresh your Desktop.

Master_Volume.zip

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insanekiwi    0

there was an app which removed the text from icons aswell, can't remember it tho.

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crashdummy    0

coooL!!

thanks :D

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lunamonkey    114

what if I want names on them?

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crashdummy    0
what if I want names on them?

lol..

like My Networkplaces. and My Computer?

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Herby    3
what if I want names on them?

Just edit the reg files:

Change

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000000-XXXX-0000-0000-000000000002}]
@=""

To

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000000-XXXX-0000-0000-000000000002}]
@="WhatEverYouWant"

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lunamonkey    114

Cool. Thanks Herby.

@crashdummy : lol? I don't get it. I know the point is to have them textless, but I like text.

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REBELinBLUE    0

Suggestion for possible changes

Control panel icon with the following menu items

  • Control Panel
  • Administrative Tools
  • Fonts
  • Printers and Faxes
  • Scanners and Cameras
  • Scheduled Tasks
  • Network Connections

Basically the different folders

Also not sure how possible it but a "Clear temp" item on the recycle bin icon which runs a batch file etc to clear the %tmp% folder

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frease    1

Thanks for this wonderful tweak guide :)

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Herby    3
Suggestion for possible changes

Control panel icon with the following menu items

  • Control Panel
  • Administrative Tools
  • Fonts
  • Printers and Faxes
  • Scanners and Cameras
  • Scheduled Tasks
  • Network Connections

Basically the different folders

Also not sure how possible it but a "Clear temp" item on the recycle bin icon which runs a batch file etc to clear the %tmp% folder

Working on it,.. :D the only thing I don't know is the "registry shortcut" for Scanners and Cameras.

It has to run via an executable... like explorer.exe or rundll32.exe:

Explorer.exe ::{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF} = Scheduled Tasks

Rundll32.exe shell32, SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL PrintersFolder = Printers and Faxes

Explorer.exe shell:Common Administrative Tools...

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Dean W    0

Pretty Good Little Progs

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Rascally    0

Awesome work!

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Herby    3

Here is the Control Panel. :D

Still don't know how to implent "Scanners and Cameras"... :blush:

CP.jpg

Control_Panel.zip

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Rascally    0

Now what's REALLY kinda neat is when you combine say, the recycle bin without text, with the longhorn recycle bin icon, and that rather super-awesome "bahamas" wallpaper that StefanKa made famous, and...it just looks like it fits in:

garbageatbeach.jpg

Yep, the things I notice at 1am.

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REBELinBLUE    0

Thanks for that Herby, I replied to your PM

Here is the Control Panel icon with "Scanners and Cameras" added

Add_Control_Panel.reg

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Rascally    0

I may be just slow, but how come the recycle bin uses whatever icon I assign to the recycle bin (in iconpackager), but the control panel, my computer, etc...they all keep the stock ones no matter what I change them to? (They're changed on the start menu and everything else)

What'd I miss? :(

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Herby    3
Thanks for that Herby, I replied to your PM

Here is the Control Panel icon with "Scanners and Cameras" added

Thanks,... it runs via the cpl,.. :ninja:

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Herby    3

New Recycle Bin:

I've added the "Clear Temp" Command which removes all files in the "C:\Windows\Temp" directory that are not in use. (suggestion from REBELinBLUE)

You can change or add more Commands by editing the line:

@="Cmd.exe /C del /S /F /Q C:\\Windows\\Temp\\*.*"

If you want to use Multiple commands you must first add the Command Separator '&&' followed by the second Command:

@="Cmd.exe /C del /S /F /Q C:\\Windows\\Temp\\*.* && Cmd.exe /C del /S /F /Q C:\\Windows\\Prefetch\\*.*"

Recycle_Bin.zip

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