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Solved No show desktop and switch screen, undragable icon to quicklaunch bar


AA light

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#1
Hello All,

I add quicklauch bar by adding new toolbar "%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch" yet there is no 'show desktop' nor 'switch screen' icon.

Besides, typing the following in notepad without quotation and save in .scf


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

however, unable to drag the show desktop icon into the quicklaunch bar (unlocked taskbar) , checking with other icons on the desktop also unable to drag into the quicklaunch area.

How could I attain 'show desktop' and 'switch screen' icons and dragable including with be able to drag other icons on the desktop to the quicklaunch area, please ?
 
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#2
Hello AA light,

The taskbar on the desktop in Windows 8 does already have the same Show Desktop button at the far right of it like in Windows 7.

If you like, you could also use the same Show Desktop in the tutorial below for Windows 7 to use in Quick Launch for Windows 8.

Show Desktop Icon on Taskbar - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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Answers in-line. :)


Hello Shawn (and everyone) ,

Thank you for the link. What I've actually done is the same way in Quick Launch link in option one . Normally on window 7 installing on the internal HD , using this approach will show the same as in the figure in your link provided .

However, for this window developer preview running on Seagate FreeAgent Go USB external HD using Native VHD Boot, when using the same approach shows just as in the snip without icons.


actual_quicklaunch_area.png
It should look the same way as the left screenshot in Windows 8 as well using thetutorial. Double check to see if you may have made a mistake somewhere in the steps. This is what it looks like for me after useing step 8 to drag it to the left side of the taskbar.


QL.jpg




Also, actually, the snip shown in the first post of 'show desktop' on the right is just to show that 'show desktop' icon could be created from .scf yet unable to drag into the quicklaunch area.

furthermore , trying both

Show Desktop Icon on Taskbar - Windows 7 Forums

Switch Between Windows - Flip 3D Shortcut

able to create shortcut ( thank you for the links ) yet unable to drag into quicklaunch bar as well.


undragable-icon.png








(Although, it is able to pin the shortcut on the taskbar ;however, I would prefer to use the quicklaunch bar and also need to add 7 stack application to the quicklaunch area as pinning the application on the taskbar confuse me whether the application is still running and i would not like to check every pinned menu or unpinned every applications everytime before shutting down the system.

Are there any approach to make icons or shortcut draggable to the quicklaunch area , please ?
You should be able to drag these shortcuts to the taskbar itself (not in quick launch) to also be able to "Pin to Taskbar".

To add shortcut into Quick Launch, they would need to be manually added to the hidden folder below instead.

C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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#5
You're most welcome. :)
 

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    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Dragon Drop

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#6
Just so everybody will know -- Those two icons are in
C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
And from there you can drag or copy them to any place you want.
 

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