I like a minimal desktop. The search features in Windows are better so I like using that to find what I need. Or, I will organize commonly used shortcuts into the bar at the bottom of the desktop. I have seen people’s desktops with dozens of shortcuts on their desktops. They will clutter it up with every application they have installed and every document they open on occasion. If you are into a clean desktop then this would drive you crazy. But, there is one shortcut that is not always clear cut on how to remove. The recycle bin takes a few steps in order to remove from the desktop. This article will show you how to remove the recycle bin from the desktop in a few, easy steps.
Step 1. Open Control Panel. Click on the Start Button, and then click on Control Panel
Step 2. Click on Appearance and Personalization in Control Panel
Step 3. Click on Personalization in the next window
Step 4. Click on Change Desktop Icons
Step 5. Uncheck the box for Recycle Bin to remove it from the desktop
Doing this will remove the Recycle Bin shortcut from your desktop. This will give you one less shortcut on your desktop to worry about. If you do not use the Recycle Bin very often then removing it may be perfect for you. Hopefully, this article provided an easy way for you to remove the Recycle Bin from your desktop.