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Toggle to desktop

You know that little icon in the Quick Launch menu that toggles you to the Desktop? I somehow accidentally deleted mine (don't ask me how... I seem to have a knack). I use it all the time, and I want it back!

Here's how to re-create it:

Type Notepad in the box and hit Enter
In Notepad, type (or copy and paste) this text:


File->Save As...

Save the file to the desktop as Show Desktop.scf

There should now be a "Show Desktop" icon on the desktop. I can drag it to the Quick Launch, and I'm back in business!

Alternatives to the Show Desktop icon include:

  • Press the Windows logo key+D on your keyboard
  • Right-click the Windows taskbar, and then click Show the Desktop


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