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Windows 7: Who can explain what the Show desktop is really for?

View Poll Results: Show desktop: useful or pointless?
Useful 16 72.73%
Pointless 6 27.27%
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08 Sep 2009   #11
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
It's there so you can quickly hide what you're really doing when the boss walks by your desk




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08 Sep 2009   #12
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
It's there so you can quickly hide what you're really doing when the boss walks by your desk
Once, I took a full screen picture of the primary workflow application and set it as the desktop wallpaper.

Oh yes, I did.
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08 Sep 2009   #13
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

There is a similar amusing tweak you can do on a machine where the user has a lot of icons on the desktop

Prt-Screen and save , then set as wallpaper - then remove the actual icons - the look on their face when trying to click on an icon is priceless
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08 Sep 2009   #14
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Ha

Though seriously, the number of times I have to copy or DL something to the desktop for quick acess and it ends up under another window, or need to find something I have there that is covered up is quite frequent. Hding all windows to get acess to said desktop item or even to move it out of the way of another window I need to use in conjunction with it is a lot nicer than rearranging several windows to find it
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08 Sep 2009   #15
GoldenShox

Dual Boot Windows XP Pro & Windows Vista Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
There is a similar amusing tweak you can do on a machine where the user has a lot of icons on the desktop

Prt-Screen and save , then set as wallpaper - then remove the actual icons - the look on their face when trying to click on an icon is priceless

Funny you mention that, a kid at my high school did that. He told the teacher that his explorer stopped responding, and the teacher came over and kept trying to click the icons, she though his computer was broken, called the IT guy. :P
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08 Sep 2009   #16
Antman

 

Mommas, don't let your babies grow up to be IT guys.
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08 Sep 2009   #17
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

I did that to my computer lab I apart of IT manage at my university. In a meeting we were denied a raise due to the fact that help desk business was slow so I came up with the idea to create problems. Applying a still image of icons and having user after user ask us for help jumped our help tickets through the roof and the raise was granted. Call me what you want but IT guys are always forgotten on the balance sheets...we got our revenge
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08 Sep 2009   #18
Antman

 

Professors, don't let your IT guys grow up to be department heads.
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09 Sep 2009   #19
Element7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

It's to quickly hide something you are not supposed to do.. Like watching porn..
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09 Sep 2009   #20
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
I did that to my computer lab I apart of IT manage at my university. In a meeting we were denied a raise due to the fact that help desk business was slow so I came up with the idea to create problems. Applying a still image of icons and having user after user ask us for help jumped our help tickets through the roof and the raise was granted. Call me what you want but IT guys are always forgotten on the balance sheets...we got our revenge


I will remember that trick....

~Lordbob
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