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  1. #161

    "Show Desktop" shortcut icon in taskbar


    A new Win8 user running the Classic Shell.

    Is there a way to put a "Show Desktop" shortcut icon on the taskbar?

    Thanks,
    Skyzoomer

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  2. #162


    Posts : 165
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by skyzoomer View Post
    Is there a way to put a "Show Desktop" shortcut icon on the taskbar?
    • On desktop make a shortcut to this:
      explorer shell:::{3080F90D-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257}
    • Change Icon e.g. using c:\windows\sytem 32\imageres.dll
    • Right mouse click on shortcut: "Pin to taskbar"
    • Delete shortcut on desktop
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  3. #163


    Quote Originally Posted by NiFu View Post
    • On desktop make a shortcut to this:
      explorer shell:::{3080F90D-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257}
    • Change Icon e.g. using c:\windows\sytem 32\imageres.dll
    • Right mouse click on shortcut: "Pin to taskbar"
    • Delete shortcut on desktop
    Perfect instructions!
    Thanks much,
    Skyzoomer
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  4. #164


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by skyzoomer View Post
    A new Win8 user running the Classic Shell.

    Is there a way to put a "Show Desktop" shortcut icon on the taskbar?

    Thanks,
    Skyzoomer
    This is the way I did it. I may try the other way

    Click image for larger version
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  5. #165


    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    This is the way I did it. I may try the other way

    Click image for larger version
    I tried your method. It appears that it allows displaying all of the shortcuts on the desktop. I already have the icons on the desktop so it would be redundant to have that capability on the taskbar.

    The method that Nifu provided puts the "Show Desktop" icon on the taskbar which allows clicking it to show the desktop regardless of which windows are open. This is what I wanted. (BTW, clicking that icon again returns to showing the windows that were open.)

    Thanks,
    Skyzoomer
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  6. #166


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Show Desktop is already there. It's at the bottom right corner, just to the right of the clock, put mouse at bottom right corner and click, then click again to bring apps back up.

    Same as in Win7.
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  7. #167


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Anyone else experiencing update failures (x64 desktop) with Classic Shell installed? I simply can't do complete updates if Classic Shell is installed and have to uninstall it for the updates to work. I didn't have this issue with my x32 tablet.
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  8. #168


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    I have not, and been running different versions. I have the latest now,, will check the next time I have updates to run
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  9. #169


    Posts : 158
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Anyone else experiencing update failures (x64 desktop) with Classic Shell installed? I simply can't do complete updates if Classic Shell is installed and have to uninstall it for the updates to work. I didn't have this issue with my x32 tablet.
    Are you talking about Windows Updates? Do you update from Metro or from the Desktop? Do you get an error message or an error code?
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  10. #170


    Posts : 5
    windows 8


    im having trouble with windows 8 running properly, ive only downloaded 4 things other than updates and it seems to be frezzeing up alot in past few days. and it seems to be acting kinda...slow witht the touch pad. ive only down loaded skype, java, kaspersky anti virus and google chrome. i cant figure out what is up with it. im half tempted to take it back to best uy and tell um to figure it out or give me my money back since i only had it for a month.
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