19 February 2008

Hide Recycle Bin in Windows Desktop

While noodling around Windows' Group Policy Editor, I noticed that you can hide the Recycle Bin in the desktop:

  1. Start Group Policy Editor using gpedit.msc.
  2. Select User Configuration / Administrative Templates / Desktop.
  3. Select Remove Recycle Bin icon from desktop.
  4. Select Enabled radio button.

Note that Windows' Group Policy Editor is generally used to turn off features, so enabling a setting generally means to disable a function.