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  • How to Add Second Win7 Show Desktop Button to left side of Start Button

    I would like to add another show desktop button on both ends of the taskbar and not add a show desktop shortcut to the quick launch toolbar like in XP.

    It would things more convenient than to move the mouse across the screen or to press Windows Key + D when I just want to preview what's in the background like when I hover over the Show Desktop button.

     

    Thank you to the people who respond back.

    Thursday, December 23, 2010 10:03 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You can reference:

     

    Add the Quick Launch Bar to the Taskbar in Windows 7

     

    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

     

    I have tested on my machine and it works perfect.

     

    By the way, the quickest to show desktop is Win+D

     

    Hope it helps and merry Christmas.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang


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    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Monday, December 27, 2010 1:12 AM
    Friday, December 24, 2010 6:40 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    You can reference:

     

    Add the Quick Launch Bar to the Taskbar in Windows 7

     

    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

     

    I have tested on my machine and it works perfect.

     

    By the way, the quickest to show desktop is Win+D

     

    Hope it helps and merry Christmas.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Monday, December 27, 2010 1:12 AM
    Friday, December 24, 2010 6:40 AM
  • Microsoft made a KB article about this, too:

    Guided Help: Enable the Quick Launch bar in Windows 7

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975784

    so you get the old " Show Desktop" Icon back on the left and you can add new shortcuts.


    André


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Friday, December 24, 2010 3:40 PM