If you do not want to permanently see the desktop icons on the Windows desktop, you do not need any external software, the solution is also for Windows 10 and 8.1.
I have the freeware tool ... AutoHideDesktopIcons ! However, it is not necessary to permanently hide the icons.
Please press the key combination Windows + D to see the Windows desktop. With a simple mouse right click select the desired option. ( ... see picture 1 )
If you want more you can test the freeware tool ... AutoHideDesktopIcons!
FAQ 119: Updated on: May 17th 2018 22:26