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Windows 7: "Quick Launch" icon for the desktop?

10 Dec 2009   #1

Win7 Home Prem. 64Bit
"Quick Launch" icon for the desktop?

Old Vista habits die hard. I always placed a "Desktop" icon in the quick launch toolbar so that I could instantly close all windows and show the desktop. In 7, I have found that right clicking the taskbar will offer a "Show the desktop" choice which does the same thing. But, is there a way to place a "Desktop" icon on the taskbar to be used in the manner I used it in the "Quick Launch" toolbar??

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10 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 finally!

Joe, it is there. Right end of the taskbar, there is a small rectangle, click on it, Desktop
is that what you are looking for?

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10 Dec 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Joe,

If you wanted a separate icon instead, then this shuold be able to help for this.

Hope this helps,
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10 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium

Navigate to C:\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch.

You'll find it here Just drag it to the Quick Launch bar
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