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where is the show desktop icon?

By gio13 ·
My quick launch toolbar lost the icon for show desktop. In Win 98, I used to be able to just search for "desktop".
Now I have Win XP, and cant locate it anywhere, it seems.

Is this button available anywhere in the hard drive? If so, where, so Ican make anotehr shortcut?

thanks,

jo

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where is the show desktop icon?

by Ann777 In reply to where is the show desktop ...

Follow instructions on the bottom of page 2 here:

http://www.macalester.edu/cit/docs/windows/windowsxp/wxpshortcuts.pdf

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by Ann777 In reply to where is the show desktop ...

Please remove the space embedded in the above link when pasting into your browser.

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by gio13 In reply to where is the show desktop ...

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by Lizzy In reply to where is the show desktop ...

If Anna's directions don't help because your shortcut has been erroneously deleted somehow, you can always press the Windows Key plus the letter M key which minimizes all windows. Another is the Windows Key plus the letter D to minimize all windowsand place the PC cursor or focus on the Desktop. Works like a charm!

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where is the show desktop icon?

by gio13 In reply to where is the show desktop ...

This is one that I already knew, but it is still nice to click once in a while.

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by dustyD In reply to where is the show desktop ...

Right-click on your desktop area, select New, Shortcut; Click on browse, and Desktop should be at the top of the list.
Drag the shortcut icon onto the Quicklaunch Toolbar.

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by gio13 In reply to where is the show desktop ...

this was also very good, but limits the response to a new window. not bad....

I had XP find a shortcut from another user on my o/s. This seems to work the best for me. Thanks, all!

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