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Windows 7: Removing "Desktop" option from Alt+Tab

04 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 x64
Removing "Desktop" option from Alt+Tab

Hi all!

Is there a way to remove the "Desktop" option from Alt+Tab? I don't want a replacement application. I just want the "Desktop" option to be gone.


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04 Jan 2011   #2

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Read the thread, but I think post 10 did the trick
Disabling Alt-Tab and Other Keys
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05 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64

That thread is about removing the Alt+Tab functionality altogether. I just want to get rid of the "Desktop" option.

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05 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Sorry, but that is not possible, at least not without a major rewrite/recode of Explorer (not to be confused with Internet Explorer).
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05 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 x64

Oh well... It's just that the icon makes no sense there and there's not one but TWO keyboard shortcuts for reaching the desktop already, and I'm not even talking about the Aero effects that can display the desktop as well. Sigh...
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