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Windows 7: how to get a file to open directly to desktop not taskbar

21 Jul 2014   #1
dorothyr

windows 7
 
 
how to get a file to open directly to desktop not taskbar

how do I get a file to open directly to desktop not taskbar?

I suppose opening all files in the task bar is someone's ideas of organization but I get really annoyed at having to chase all over with my clicker trying to open a file shortcut. It is not pinned to the taskbar.


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21 Jul 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Files don't open to the Taskbar. An icon is placed there when a file is opened but the file itself should open on the Desktop.

If you are saying when you open a file/program, it opens minimized to the Taskbar that can be fixed.

You can force a program to run in minimized, maximized state pr normal.



1. Right-click the program's shortcut and then click Properties.
2. This will open the Properties window with the Shortcut tab already selected. Click the drop-down menu next to Run and choose Maximized or Normal.

3. Click OK.


You will have to repeat this for each program that opens minimized as I don't know of any way to make this change globally.
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21 Jul 2014   #3
dorothyr

windows 7
 
 

All fixed. Thank you so much.
Something new to learn from every problem.
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21 Jul 2014   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Great! Glad that helped.
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