Having Fun with the Windows 10 Desktop

Having Fun with the Windows 10 Desktop

If you're looking for yet another cheap parlor trick to impress everyone at your next tech party, here's a couple.

The Windows 10 desktop is basically just a folder in the operating system that has special attributes. However, you can cause Windows 10 to create it like a standard folder, just by putting together a few keyboard keys.

Ctrl+Shift+0+8

This key combination turns the Windows 10 desktop into a uniform, directory listing. You can also use Ctrl+Mouse-wheel to resize the icons.

Ctrl+Shift+6

This key combination turns the Windows 10 desktop into a single column file listing, complete with date, size, type, etc.

To recover the Windows 10 desktop from either of these key combinations, just right-click on the desktop, choose View, and then select your icon size.

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