How do I get back desktop icon on Quick Launch toolbar ?

By robertq
Feb 12, 2006
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  1. Somehow I lost the desktop short cut icon from my Quick Launch toolbar on the taskbar.

    How do I get it back ?

    Thanks
  2. Peddant

    Peddant Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,644

    If you are referring to the show desktop icon,then look here - http://www.dougknox.com/tips/showdesktop.htm It`s fairly straightforward as long as you save the file exactly as "Show Desktop.scf " without the quotes.

    If you mean any shortcut,right click on the program,folder,or file that you want a shortcut for,select"send to desktop",then drag the new shortcut onto your quick launch bar.
  3. robertq

    robertq Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 117

    I want to access the "desktop" ( "Show Desktop" ) from quick launch toolbar and not a program or file or folder. Usually there is an icon for "Show desktop" by default in the quick launch toolbar. I am not sure if I am expressing my question in a right way.

    Right now to do that I have right click on the taskbar and select "Show Desktop" to see the desktop. Instead, I just want to have an icon for that so that I can see the desktop in a single click.

    Thank you.
  4. Peddant

    Peddant Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,644

    Take another look at the first part of my post. :grinthumb
  5. robertq

    robertq Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 117

    Thank you so much. I had saved it with a full stop after "Show Desktop.scf." so it was just opening the that notepad file only.

    Then I took that full stop off & it works now.

    Really appreciate your kind help.

    Thank you again.
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