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changing desktop icon to charcters and shapes

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  • Started 6 years ago by lessffee
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Posted yesterday 
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today i am sharing one of windows tip which i came to know while i was implimenting one of the tip to my computerr from "how to geek .com"
if u want to change the desktop icon text to charcters or shapes @,$,% or shapes like heart ,circle and diamond shape.. any icon on desktop
2.right click and go to rename
3.while renaming hold down ALT and use number from 1 to 9 from right side of the keyboard..u can use ALT and any digit like 123 ,12365,9856,456985 or 898987 while holding down ALT key ..
for example if u want to get a heart shape just hold down ALT and and press number 3.after thaty release ALT key. u will get a heart shape and so on..........

as a siet "how to geek .com "is awsome ..while going throgh this side it has really enhanced my knowledge doesn't mean that now i have became an expert ..but yes honestly speaking i really got useful and valued knowledge whic i was unawre..
lessffee javed

Posted 6 years ago
Posts: 3135

hey thanks for sharing ...
and im with you on that!

now im off to see if that works on my Vista : )

edit: it worked : ) i just selected text - hit alt + the number and released
but thats on vista. might have to be the way you mentioned on 7 - i dont know.
thanks again

Posted 6 years ago

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