cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

"Show Desktop" icon has disappeared

Community Veteran
Posts: 18,026
Thanks: 1,693
Fixes: 20
Registered: ‎06-11-2007

"Show Desktop" icon has disappeared

has disappeared from my lower task bar...I use to use it frequently, until a couple of days ago, when it suddenly disappeared.... now I have to use the start menu, to use it... how can I get it back on the bottom task bar, next to the Start button?  ( I have tried to drag and drop it, but that doesn`t work)......
9 REPLIES
Community Veteran
Posts: 38,460
Thanks: 1,031
Fixes: 62
Registered: ‎15-06-2007

Re: "Show Desktop" icon has disappeared

A quick reminder - which operating system is that
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 18,589
Thanks: 2,888
Fixes: 238
Registered: ‎06-04-2007

Re: "Show Desktop" icon has disappeared

If it's XP there is a solution here

Forum Moderator and Customer
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear - Mark Twain
He who feared he would not succeed sat still

Community Veteran
Posts: 18,026
Thanks: 1,693
Fixes: 20
Registered: ‎06-11-2007

Re: "Show Desktop" icon has disappeared

Sorry, forgot to mention...... Windows Vista Home Premium..... been installed for a couple of years, and this is the first time it has disappeared.
Community Veteran
Posts: 18,026
Thanks: 1,693
Fixes: 20
Registered: ‎06-11-2007

Re: "Show Desktop" icon has disappeared

l@ Mav..... Not sure if it worked, but tried, that... didn`t get the "normal" show desktop icon..... but due to a process of deleting several versions of the short cut. I deleleted a couple of other icons, and the correct one magically re-appeared...
so Problem Solved....  (RR take note ! !  Cheesy )
Thanks guys, as usual !...
Community Veteran
Posts: 38,460
Thanks: 1,031
Fixes: 62
Registered: ‎15-06-2007

Re: "Show Desktop" icon has disappeared

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70009-show-desktop.html if it happens again but from your solution it sounds like you needed to resize the quick launch toolbar
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 18,589
Thanks: 2,888
Fixes: 238
Registered: ‎06-04-2007

Re: "Show Desktop" icon has disappeared

Glad you got it sorted.
Much prefer W7's Peak at desktop. though.

Forum Moderator and Customer
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear - Mark Twain
He who feared he would not succeed sat still

Community Veteran
Posts: 18,026
Thanks: 1,693
Fixes: 20
Registered: ‎06-11-2007

Re: "Show Desktop" icon has disappeared

I think what happened, (originally), was that, somehow I got too many icons on the "quick launch" bit next to Start... and the desktop one just go hidden, either by the length of the line of icons, hiding under the "tabs" for web pages, or just hidden underneath.... either way, I don`t use them, so I deleted all, except the desktop one....
This is definitely the best forum for getting help, about just any subject. and I am so pleased that I joined PlusNet !....
Community Veteran
Posts: 4,915
Thanks: 139
Fixes: 25
Registered: ‎14-07-2009

Re: "Show Desktop" icon has disappeared

Quote from: shutter
so Problem Solved....  (RR take note ! !   Cheesy )

Duly noted.  Wink
gswindale
Grafter
Posts: 942
Registered: ‎05-04-2007

Re: "Show Desktop" icon has disappeared

START+D
works quite well for me - saves having to hunt any icons out :-)