Place the program icons at the bottom of your screen, then move them down until the name bar is offscreen. You may have to turn off "snap to grid" in the desktop view options.
Or create a custom font with some 1-pixel wide blank characters. Rename your desktop application aliases using the 1-pixel characters. It would still show a little.
[This message has been edited by reader50 (edited 10-01-2000).]