Icon missing from Quick Launch Toolbar

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by trabo, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. trabo

    trabo Guest

    "How do I restore the missinng "show desktop" icon on my Vista quick launch
    toolbar"? I must have deleted it somehow or other. Thanks for any help you
    may offer.
    trabo, Apr 14, 2007
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    John Inzer Guest

    I think the instructions in the following
    article will work for Vista.

    (190355) How to Re-create the Show
    Desktop Icon on Quick Launch Toolbar

    If you try it...let me know the result.

    John Inzer
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    Digital Image MVP

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    John Inzer, Apr 14, 2007
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    Donny Guest

    I just spent an hour with HP about this very thing!

    We tried everything. Here's the only thing that works:

    Open Notepad and enter the following text:


    Save the new file to

    C:\Users\(your user name goes here)

    as "Show Desktop.scf", (make sure the file name doesn't have the
    quotation marks, I only added them to make it clear what the file name
    should be), then drag and drop the icon on the
    Quick Launch bar or whatever location you want the shortcut to appear.

    Don't accidentally delete it again!
    (But if you do, it's an easy fix).

    My ¢2
    Donny, Apr 14, 2007
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    trabo Guest

    Thanks anyway john but it didn't work out.

    trabo, Apr 14, 2007
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    trabo Guest

    Thanks Donny, it worked like a charm.

    trabo, Apr 14, 2007
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    Donny Guest

    Glad I could give something back. Just make sure you don't someday
    delete that scf file you created. That's the actual shortcut to the
    command, and the shortcut in your taskbar is a shortcut to a shortcut!

    My ¢2

    Donny, Apr 14, 2007
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    JJmeowy Guest

    Thank you so much for posting this. I've been trying for a couple weeks to
    figure out how to get the "show desktop" icon back in the quick launch. It
    worked and was very easy to do.

    JJmeowy, Sep 24, 2007
  8. humm i was gonna send you a copy in a file attachement but it seems that the
    show desktop isn't a program but a shortcut so i dough it would work on your
    system, but i tried and was told that no such support or something like that
    to send a attachment to a newsgroup

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    jonathan perreault, Sep 24, 2007
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    brink Guest

    Hi JJmeowy,

    You might use this instead:


    It will have the correct icon for the shortcut.



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    brink, Sep 24, 2007
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