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  • Getting show desktop back into your quick launch.

    Posted on May 12th, 2009 ashinn 1 comment

    I’m not sure why, but for whatever reason the Show Desktop shortcut disappeared from my quick launch menu. You’d think this would be really easy to get back, but either I’m stupid or it isn’t that easy. I’m sure there’s some more elegant way to do this, but I never claimed to be an expert. Whatever the case, not having this shortcut really bugs me … too lazy for keyboard shortcuts 😎

    Anyway, here’s how I got mine back.

    Start -> Run -> notepad

    Paste in the following and save it as Desktop.scf:

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

    Copy / paste this file into: C:Documents and Settingsyour_user_hereApplication DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick Launch

    Then right click on the task bar and disable/enable Quick Launch to force a re-read.

    Till next time…