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Shortcut icon missing in taskline

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Anonymous
November 28, 2004 1:04:50 PM

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Hello,
under W98, I used to have a shortcut icon on the taskline that would
minimize all active windows at once and let me see my desktop.
On my new PC under XP I´m missing this taskline icon. How can I install
that shortcut icon?

Herb Henkler

More about : shortcut icon missing taskline

Anonymous
November 28, 2004 2:15:00 PM

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On Sun, 28 Nov 2004 10:04:50 +0100, henkler wrote:

> Hello,
> under W98, I used to have a shortcut icon on the taskline that would
> minimize all active windows at once and let me see my desktop.
> On my new PC under XP I´m missing this taskline icon. How can I install
> that shortcut icon?
>
> Herb Henkler

That shortcut belongs to the Quick Launch toolbar. To display the toolbar,
right click the taskbar and select Toolbars> Quick Launch.

If still no "Show Desktop" icon: Right click the taskbar and if there is a
check next to Lock the Taskbar, click once to remove it. You will notice a
subtle change to the taskbar and will see a raised divider appear outlining
the boundaries of the Quick Launch toolbar. Resize the toolbar with the
mouse so that all Quick Launch shortcuts are exposed.

It the icon is truly missing, see Ramesh's directions in his response.

NOTE: Pressing the Windows key +D performs the same toggle as "Show
Desktop."

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
November 28, 2004 5:43:29 PM

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Herb,

Click Start, Run and type this command:

regsvr32 /n /i:U shell32

The Show Desktop SCF file should now be available.

To create the shortcut manually, see:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=190355

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"henkler" <1122-217@online.de> wrote in message news:41A994B2.E2748683@online.de...
Hello,
under W98, I used to have a shortcut icon on the taskline that would
minimize all active windows at once and let me see my desktop.
On my new PC under XP I´m missing this taskline icon. How can I install
that shortcut icon?

Herb Henkler
Anonymous
December 2, 2004 5:39:06 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

The keyboard shortcut to minimize all active windows is the Windows Key + D.

"henkler" wrote:

> Hello,
> under W98, I used to have a shortcut icon on the taskline that would
> minimize all active windows at once and let me see my desktop.
> On my new PC under XP I´m missing this taskline icon. How can I install
> that shortcut icon?
>
> Herb Henkler
>
>
!