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Old 05-01-2013, 20:20
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How can I have a 'Show Desktop' icon and a 'My Documents' icon in Windows 7 next to the start menu?

Thanks for any help. I have tried googling but it's not got me there!

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Old 05-01-2013, 20:41
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The 'Show Desktop' button is on the far right, next to the clock - it is not very obvious but it is the long thin iconless button.

Windows Explorer can be pinned to the taks bar by right clicking on the icon on the taskbar when in use.

You can drag the icons around'


EDIT - try this

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...-in-windows-7/
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Old 05-01-2013, 20:43
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The 'Show Desktop' button is on the far right, next to the clock - it is not very obvious but it is the long thin iconless button.

Windows Explorer can be pinned to the taks bar by right clicking on the icon on the taskbar when in use.

You can drag the icons around'
Thanks for the help.

I'd like a 'Show Desktop' icon on the left near the start menu.
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Old 05-01-2013, 20:45
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right click on the desktop, click 'New' then click 'Shortcut'.
when it asks for the location, type %windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{3080F90D-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257}

right click the icon then choose 'pin to taskbar'
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Old 05-01-2013, 20:46
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Thanks for the help.

I'd like a 'Show Desktop' icon on the left near the start menu.
And i'd like a million pounds but that's not gonna happen either.

You can right click a blank area of taskbar and choose "Show Desktop", that's the only other way. Or downgrade to XP
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Old 05-01-2013, 20:46
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Thanks for the help.

I'd like a 'Show Desktop' icon on the left near the start menu.
See the link I added.
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Old 05-01-2013, 20:52
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I followed the instructions on the howtogeek.com page and it works - very retro!
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Old 05-01-2013, 23:03
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or press the windows key + D
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:24
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I already have a quick launch bar in Windows 7 - it's called "pin to taskbar". Why the need for all that 'howtogeek' stuff?
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:53
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I already have a quick launch bar in Windows 7 - it's called "pin to taskbar". Why the need for all that 'howtogeek' stuff?
Because you need to create your own shortcut for "Show Desktop" if you want it on the taskbar. There's another "howtogeek" article on how to do it but "the gold room" posted the easiest way earlier.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:59
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Just use the box in the bottom-right corner. It takes about 10 seconds to get used to it.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:22
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Just use the box in the bottom-right corner. It takes about 10 seconds to get used to it.
I don't like it on the right so I create one on the left. Others use the keyboard shortcut. Just depends what you prefer.
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Old 06-01-2013, 18:19
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The 'Show Desktop' button is on the far right, next to the clock - it is not very obvious but it is the long thin iconless button.

Windows Explorer can be pinned to the taks bar by right clicking on the icon on the taskbar when in use.

You can drag the icons around'


EDIT - try this

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...-in-windows-7/
That is perfect. Exactly what I wanted. You are a star. Thanks VERY much.

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