View Full Version : Lost Show Desktop

13-10-2004, 08:26 AM
the other day i logged onto my computer and my showdesktop quick launch link was missing from the bottom right of my screen, all my other quick links were still there.

Anyone know how to go about gettting this back again??

13-10-2004, 08:32 AM
Try this

13-10-2004, 08:32 AM
Just use the keyboard shortcut - Windows key + M.

14-10-2004, 12:33 AM
Screen shot please

pulling hair out
14-10-2004, 02:39 AM
Hi Budda,
If you are using XP SP1, you have 2 choices:

1. Right click on Taskbar, click on or move cursor to "Toolbars".
....A drop menu appears, then click on "Desktop", then exit out.
-this gives you the quick launch menu of what is on the desktop.

2. Right click on Taskbar, click on "Show the desktop", then exit.
...This takes you to the desktop screen itself. You can get back into the program you were working on by clicking on the program tab on the taskbar.

Regards, Marg.

John D
14-10-2004, 05:58 PM
If you mistakenly deleted the icon for the Desktop on the Quicklaunch toolbar

Go to C:\Documents and Settings\user_name\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
(where user_name is replaced by your login name)

Create a Text file called ShowDesktop.SCF with the following contents:


Cheers John.

John D
14-10-2004, 06:09 PM
You mite find this easyer for your self.


cheers John.

John D
14-10-2004, 06:12 PM
You mite find this easyer for your self.


scrool down to "quick launch" section.

cheers John.

14-10-2004, 06:32 PM

Each user has this shortcut in there user files.ya just go poke ya nose around and find it,drag it to your taskbar..

mine for example was

C:\Documents and Settings\Powerslave\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

There will be one under all users as well i believe.

Of course,this is referring to XP.