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Win XP quick Desktop icon

By boeingfixer
Jan 23, 2003
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  1. Hey gang,

    The other day my quick launch disappeared from the toolbar. Anyone know how I can get it back or what it is called in the windows folder ?
  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,551   +97

    Should just be right click on the task bar toolbars/quick launch (is in w2k pro anyway)
  3. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,245

    Ok, I need to clarify, I have the quick launch bar in my tool bar. I need the desktop icon. Like if I have 10 windows open and I want to go to the desktop with the push of a button, it use to be there but is not now. It is part of the quick launch bar.
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    You mean the "show Desktop" button.

    C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch.

    It should be located there.
  5. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,383   +15

    If it got taken out of that folder just do a Windows Scearch on "Show Desktop"...if you deleted it for good I can e-mail you a copy of the file/link.
  6. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Open notepad and cut & paste this:

    [Shell]
    Command=2
    IconFile=explorer.exe,3
    [Taskbar]
    Command=ToggleDesktop


    Save this as showdesktop.scf (Any name you choose) by giving it a name and choose "All files". Then you can make a shortcut.

    Basically, "Show Desktop" is just a script. This is the same script.
  7. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,245

    Rick, YOU are the best. That is what I was looking for, fixed my prob in 1 minute. Thanks a mil!!
  8. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    You can minimize all the windows quicker with windows key + M or D.
  9. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,245

    Yes but then I have to take my hand off the mouse or put it on the keyboard...thanks for the advice but I like the icon thing. ;)
  10. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    You do have 2 hands, right? :confused:

    Eh nevermind...forget it :D
  11. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,383   +15

     
  12. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    What I commonly do is place my pinky on the Windows key, and place my index finger on the "D". It's pretty easy. I do like having that icon there though.
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