Show desktop icon missing

May 2017

Show Desktop Icon is a very useful tool in computing, especially if the user is working on a number of windows and applications. Under these circumstances, this icon enables the user to quickly access the desktop without any hassle in the systems working on the Windows platform. Sometimes one may find that the Show Desktop Icon is not displayed in the launch bar or has got erased by accident. To tackle this issue, one has to open the Notepad and key in the required commands to save the file in a required format. Once the Task bar is unlocked and the file has been dragged onto the quick launch region, the problem will be resolved.


Issue


So the "Show Desktop" icon on the quick launch bar is lost? This icon is very useful when you want to access your desktop quickly when so many applications and windows are opened! The main cause of this problem is when it is accidentally deleted!

Solution


To fix this problem you will have to rebuild this option!
Please note that this tip can be used for Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7
Follow these steps:
  • Click on Start > Run
  • Type: Notepad
  • Press Enter
  • Copy and paste these codes in your new text file:

[Shell]    
Command=2    
IconFile=explorer.exe,3    
[Taskbar]    
Command=ToggleDesktop
  • Save it as Show Desktop.scf
  • Now right-click on your taskbar and select "Unlock Taskbar"
  • Drag the Show Desktop.scf file to the quick launch region!


Here it is, now you will be able to quickly switch to your desktop while you are working!

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Published by netty5. Latest update on March 15, 2012 at 03:42 PM by Celia Gatward.
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