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Getting back to the desktop

  1. #1

    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 pro32 bit

    Getting back to the desktop

    I used to have a desktop shortcut on the taskbar so necessary for getting back there without wading through tons of open apps..

    Now I cannot put a desktop shortcut on the taskbar have been trying and failing.

    If I go to the start tile board and click desktop I just get back to the top open app and then have to minimise and minimise to get the desktop.

    Am I missing something??..

    Hope I am as I need my desktop shortcut back!

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    click your mouse on the far right of the taskbar, to the right of the date and time.

    Also WinKey+D
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  3. #3

    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 pro32 bit

    Thanks very much I knew I was missing something!
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