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"Show the Desktip" icon

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#1 Murrar


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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:32 AM

I have Windows XP on my computer. I used to have an icon on my taskbar which, when I clicked it, displayed the desktop, but for some reason this icon disappeared. How can I get that icon again? Thank you very much. Murrar

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#2 jase07


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Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:35 AM

alternatively you can press the window key+D


To re-create the Show desktop icon yourself, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type notepad in the Open box, and then click OK.
Carefully copy and then paste the following text into the Notepad window:
On the File menu, click Save As, and then save the file to your desktop as "Show desktop.scf". The Show desktop icon is created on your desktop.
Click and then drag the Show desktop icon to your Quick Launch toolbar.
Information for advanced users

The Quick Launch toolbar uses the files in the following folder:

%userprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
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Edited by jase07, 05 March 2010 - 02:37 AM.

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