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September 6, 2005 6:19:50 PM

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Hi there,

My Desktop icon on my Quick Launch bar opens Explorer with the Desktop
element selected. Can anyone tell me what I need to do get it to just
"show" the Desktop (ie minimise all open windows)?

Thanks

John

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September 6, 2005 7:35:52 PM

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Excellent. Thanks guys.

John


"John" <Johnsickofspam@aol.net> wrote in message
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> Hi there,
>
> My Desktop icon on my Quick Launch bar opens Explorer with the Desktop
> element selected. Can anyone tell me what I need to do get it to just
> "show" the Desktop (ie minimise all open windows)?
>
> Thanks
>
> John
>
Anonymous
September 6, 2005 11:05:41 PM

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John,

Re-create the Show Desktop.SCF file. Open Notepad and type the following
lines:

[Shell]
Command=2
IconFile=explorer.exe,3
[Taskbar]
Command=ToggleDesktop

Save the file as "Show Desktop.SCF" with quotes, and place it here:

%appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
(Type in Start, Run)

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


"John" <Johnsickofspam@aol.net> wrote in message
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> Hi there,
>
> My Desktop icon on my Quick Launch bar opens Explorer with the Desktop
> element selected. Can anyone tell me what I need to do get it to just
> "show" the Desktop (ie minimise all open windows)?
>
> Thanks
>
> John
>
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Anonymous
September 7, 2005 3:39:30 AM

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Try this:
How to Re-create the Show Desktop Icon on Quick Launch Toolbar
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q190/3...

....Alan
--
Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
http://dts-l.org/index.html

On Tue, 6 Sep 2005 14:19:50 +0100, "John" <Johnsickofspam@aol.net>
wrote:

>Hi there,
>
>My Desktop icon on my Quick Launch bar opens Explorer with the Desktop
>element selected. Can anyone tell me what I need to do get it to just
>"show" the Desktop (ie minimise all open windows)?
>
>Thanks
>
>John
>

....Alan
--
Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
http://dts-l.org/index.html
Anonymous
September 7, 2005 4:08:51 PM

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On Tue, 6 Sep 2005 14:19:50 +0100 in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, John favored us with...

> My Desktop icon on my Quick Launch bar opens Explorer with the Desktop
> element selected. Can anyone tell me what I need to do get it to just
> "show" the Desktop (ie minimise all open windows)?

Windows+D keys simultaneously

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