I am running XP Pro with Service pack 3. When I download anything an icon/link is automatically pasted onto my desktop. Trying to remove an icon (using <Delete> and sending to the trash bin) to clear a very crowded desktop just seems to generate another copy of the icon.
Can anyone suggest how best to stop the downloads from appearing on the desktop in the first place and the most efficient way of clearing the hundreds which are already there.
Help will be greatly appreciated.