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How to Create a "Show Desktop" Shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Show Desktop was a feature present in Windows XP and Windows Vista, but has been changed to the Aero Peek/Show Desktop button on the bottom right corner of the screen, near the Notification Area in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Show Desktop shortcut that you can use anywhere in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Hi Victor, sorry to bother you again but since installing the retail version of windows 7 home I'm unable to put show desktop on the taskbar.
If I drag it to taskbar it gets pinned either to windows explorer or to my computer, it doesn't stay directly on the taskbar, I have to click on windows explore or my computer and then its there like a jumplist.
This didn't work for me either, but I found the shortcut in the Quicklaunch folder in Brinks tutorial " Quicklaunch - Enable or Disable " ,Right clicked on it to send to desktop ( create shortcut ). Then followed Charbroil57's tutorial on how to pin the Recycle bin to the Taskbar and that worked for me, I don't know if there is an easier way to go about it ?
Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Compaq sr5410f case OS Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1 CPU AMD X2 4450E @ 2.3 ghz Motherboard Biostar MCP6P M2+ Memory 4.0 g Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT , 512mb Sound Card onboard Monitor(s) Displays auria eq2367 Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
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RAM: Crucial 8Gb (2x4Gb) /
SSD: Crucial M4-CT128M4SSD2 ATA Device/ FW 000F /
GFX: AMD Radeon HD 6520G /
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Thanks Derekimo, I've tried that and it works but its not ideal as I have to keep the icon eiter down one side or the other.
The way the icon behaved after Viktor's tutorial was what I needed, hope he'll be able to fix it.
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This is totally minor, but I was wondering if you could tell me what I did wrong or what the fix might be: I was able to install the desktop button on my task bar, but it is not actually the desktop icon...can I get the icon image? Thanks!