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Windows 7: how to create a 'Show desktop' icon

06 Dec 2010   #1
binky

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
how to create a 'Show desktop' icon

How do I create a 'show desktop' quick launch link in the taskbar ?

I can do this on Windows XP but since moving to Windows 7 I can't work out how to do it.


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06 Dec 2010   #2
parabellum

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The Windows key + D does the same thing.
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06 Dec 2010   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by binky View Post
How do I create a 'show desktop' quick launch link in the taskbar ?

I can do this on Windows XP but since moving to Windows 7 I can't work out how to do it.
Bottom right of the taskbar will do that.


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06 Dec 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you absolutely need an icon, see this ( https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...n-taskbar.html ). But the 2 suggestions above are easier.
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