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Windows 7: Show Desktop Shortcut - Create

02 Jan 2012   #50
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
Shouldn't the tutorial be updated to say that now the right side of the system tray has a working show desktop button? Maybe it wasn't in 2009.

Reread the tutorial which says there was/is a show desktop button. I don't get it. Why would you want another one?

Each to his own.

Hello Ken,

There's already a note box for that at the top of the tutorial. I suppose some folks just want one for whatever reason. We certainly had enough requests for a separate "Show Desktop" shortcut.


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02 Jan 2012   #51
Jeff1

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

The show desktop that is over on the very right side is in a silly spot (and is too small), in my opinion. I use this feature a fair amount so the old fashion style suits me better, over by the Windows icon.

As it turns out, I unpinned, repinned, and restarted the computer twice and for some reason on the second go around, it now works. I have been able to drag and drop it by the Windows icon. I have since restarted the computer again and it is still there and working correctly. Something glichy must have been going on. Thanks for your help. Cheers!
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02 Jan 2012   #52
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Jeff. I'm happy to hear that it's working properly now for you.
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19 Jan 2012   #53
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

A little annoying. Takes like 8 seconds to appear as closed. Other than that.

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04 Feb 2012   #54
Frankc1224

Win 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Manual Show desktop shortcut works like a charm

Thanks!
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23 Jun 2012   #55
q21

Win7 Prof 32bit
 
 

hello, I have disabled the win-shortcuts in the registry because I wanted to use win-1,2,3,etc for volume presets instead of application switching (win 7 32 prof). I managed to get this working, but the win-d shortcut got lost on the way, as expected. (at least in copernic winkey, I can't even remap it - seems like it's lost as long as I keep things this way). so I figured I would use win-t to toggle the desktop. I used this tutorial (actually i tried both methods in the first post), and both worked. - however, my impression is they are much (!) slower than good old win-d, which worked like lightning. it seems like these two shortcuts use a different procedured than win-d - or probably also than the icon in the far right corner on the taskbar does. this effect may be all the more obvious on slower systems, e.g. netbooks.

is there a way to get this going faster?

thanks
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23 Jun 2012   #56
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello q21,

You could use the built-in "Show Desktop" button on the far right of the taskbar as in the tutorial below instead.

Show Desktop

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Jun 2012   #57
q21

Win7 Prof 32bit
 
 

hi brink, yes, I could, but point is, I really would like to do this without a mouse. Besides, I have the icon hidden to save space (via 7taskbartweaker).
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23 Jun 2012   #58
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, Windows+D keys would be the only other way without using a mouse.
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13 Jul 2012   #59
TrojanHorse27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nice one mate working very nice Awesome method
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