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Windows 7: how to remove show desktop button ?

18 Aug 2009   #21
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
It is possible that I misunderstood the poster's humor. The assumption of familiarity common to a younger generation is one aspect of netiquette that I have yet to grok.
i think it is possible that you inadvertently offended jmacie - i believe our french poster misunderstood your twit remark, and took it personally.


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18 Aug 2009   #22
jmacie

 
 

We wait..... would you care for a cocktail before ordering you main course?
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18 Aug 2009   #23
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i'm going to bed: it's 2.32 am, and i've finished my bottle of cabernet...</off>
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18 Aug 2009   #24
jmacie

 
 

mickey megabyte Thanks for truly recognizing and commenting on the skewed idiomatic expressions
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18 Aug 2009   #25
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jmacie View Post
mickey megabyte Thanks for truly recognizing and commenting on the skewed idiomatic expressions
no problem, that's what i'm here for...

however, i do apologise for mis-identifying you as french.

(now i really am off to bed <goes /off>)
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18 Aug 2009   #26
Antman

 

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28 Nov 2009   #27
zzzdude

windows 7
 
 

Wow, talk about another messup on microsofts part. Developers, with their endless spew of pointlessly redundant features, have to make sure to implement something so useless. Maybe if they were even semi-intellegent (which I had assumed they were, considering it's an operating system), they would have realized that some people don't like it, and as such should make an option to turn that annoying piece of garbage off.

I guess we wait for an update, patch, or a fixed version of windows 7 made by some independent man who spends his time giving people what they want, even if it means breaking the law. Hopefully the next windows 7 update will give us an answer to this problem.
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28 Nov 2009   #28
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzzdude View Post
...Hopefully the next windows 7 update will give us an answer to this problem.
What problem? There is no "problem" with the show desktop button.
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28 Nov 2009   #29
zzzdude

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzzdude View Post
...Hopefully the next windows 7 update will give us an answer to this problem.
What problem? There is no "problem" with the show desktop button.
Quite a few problems.
  1. You can't turn it off. Removing choice from the user is a problem with me.
  2. People accidentally click on it, and it minimizes everything the user has been working on, interrupting their work flow and train of thought.
  3. It takes up space. On low resolution monitors you want to save every pixel you can.
  4. It is redundant. By default it is in the quick launch toolbar (which you can setup), in the context menu for the taskbar, and there is a shortcut key (win+7).
  5. It does not retain the classic windows 95 theme. Everything looks like you are using windows 95, and then in the bottom right there is a notification reminding you that you are using windows 7. Looks like you can't brag to your friends anymore.
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28 Nov 2009   #30
Kari

 

Dude, welcome to the Seven Forums.
  1. You can turn Aero Peek off. After that, only deliberately clicking that minimal, small spot shows the desktop. This is quite idiot-proof method, it takes great effort to click that corner accidentally
  2. See above
  3. What's the size of that button? 8*24? Please, be serious!
  4. So the IE8 icon (or any other icon) on most desktops is reduntant and unnecessary, because you can always press Win-key + R and type iexplorer.exe (or other apps name) and hit Enter to launch it?
  5. Buy an old 286 computer and Win95. Only original things are worth to brag, only fools brag with a fake Rolex.
With respect,

Kari
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