Q. I am trying to rename the icon to a blank name or
Just No Text At All. Is this possible?
A. Yes it is possible. Just follow along with
the instructions that I have included below. This should take care of the
problem for you.
Are you very good
with figuring out what program corresponds to what icon? If so, you may be
interested in this guide. This guide with show you how to remove the titles of
the various icons. You may be thinking that it is very easy to remove the
titles. Probably your first thought would be to rename the icon and make a
blank name. Well, that doesn’t work, if you don’t believe me try it out for
yourself and see.
What happens when you try to rename the icon
to a blank name? It simply reverts back to the previous name.
For this trick to work, we need to make sure
that File and Folder Settings has the Show File Extensions for known
File Types Enabled. This is the default setting in XP, so if you
have not made any changes it should be set properly. If you are not
sure, then check. Here is how.
Click Start, then My
Computer. Click on Tools then
On the View tab check mark
Hide Extensions For Known File Types then Click
Ok, now that we have that set. Here is the
trick to removing the icon title and having a Blank Text untitled
First, right click on the icon that you want
to remove it’s title, then go to Rename
Now, what you need to do, is hold the ALT
button down. With the ALT button held down, and using the keypad
type 255 then release the ALT button and hit enter,
and voila you now have a untitled icon.
This trick will work only for icon, if you
are creating multiple Blank Text icons then you will need to name
them like this:
For 1 Blank Text Icon: ALT +
255 (release ALT)
For 2 Blank Text Icons: ALT
+ 255 (release ALT) ALT + 255 (release ALT)
For 3 Blank Text Icons: ALT
+ 255 (release ALT) ALT + 255 (release ALT) ALT + 255 (release
And so on…
The reason we need to do this is because part of Windows XP rules
state that you cannot have a file/folder/shortcut with the same name
in the same folder. To get around this restriction, we simply name
the first icon with 1 blank space, the second icon with 2 blank
spaces, the third with 3 blank spaces and so on.
Here is the result
EDITED MESSAGE FROM
WEBMASTER : Please Note that to get this trick to work, when you are
typing the 255, that you are using the 10-key keypad located on the
right hand side of your keyboard. The ALT that you use does not