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Windows 7: Is there a quick access to the Desktop?

06 Apr 2010   #1
FDM

Win 7
 
 
Is there a quick access to the Desktop?

Running Win 7 Home Premium - and have been unable to figure out a way to quickly access the Desktop. In XP I was able to move a shortcut to the quick launch task bar, but there seems to be no way to do this with 7. I tried to pin it to the taskbar without success.

As it is now I have to minimize open applications to get back to the desktop.

Am I overlooking the obvious?

Mary


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06 Apr 2010   #2
richc46

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Bottom right, near the clock a little box can barely be seen, just click on it.

If you just put the cursor on it, you can just peek at the desktop.

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06 Apr 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

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WIN key+D will do it too.
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06 Apr 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello FDM, welcome to Seven Forums!



You can add a shortcut to the taskbar, have a look at the tutorial at the link below.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ar.html?filter
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06 Apr 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello FDM, welcome to Seven Forums!



You can add a shortcut to the taskbar, have a look at the tutorial at the link below.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ar.html?filter
In all due respect, but that is a pretty useless shortcut that just crowds the taskbar - especially as there is already a shortcut to the right of the clock as Richard pointed out. BFK, would you know why anybody wants this shortcut?
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06 Apr 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Some do, that seems to be what the OP is asking for, right?
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06 Apr 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Some do, that seems to be what the OP is asking for, right?
I read this: " have been unable to figure out a way to quickly access the Desktop" as the main problem. But nevertheless, the taskbar has the shortcut - why have 2.
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06 Apr 2010   #8
FDM

Win 7
 
 
Is there a quick access to the Desktop?

Most appreciative of the helpful suggestions made by Rich, whs and Bare Foot Kid. All of value to this Win 7 novice.

Mary
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06 Apr 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again Mary.




We're glad we could give you some ideas.
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06 Apr 2010   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Thank you so much, Mary for your kind words.
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