# Windows – How to hide labels in Windows 10 Start menu (tiles)

I've recently read some nice registry trick about hiding the taskbar labels in Windows 10 (together with "never combine" option).

I want to do the same to the start tiles. I mean: there already are nice, large icons (tiles) and labels only distracts me.

Is it possible to hide the labels e.g. via registry or settings?

I've tried with name changing of shortcuts to " " or alt+255, but none of them worked (it did a trick on Windows 8).

The closest I've got to hiding them was to rename shortcuts to ".", but that little dots are irritating:

Of course, the small icons don't have any labels by default. But I want the same for medium size tiles.

The invisible unicode character ZERO WIDTH SPACE (written in HTML as &#8203;) is in between them. When you copy that line, Windows Explorer will remove the greather-than and lower-than sign automatically and you have a shortcut without any name.