How To Put “Show the Desktop” in Windows Quick Launch

I somehow managed to delete the “Show Desktop” icon from my Windows Quick Launch bar while I was configuring my new computer. I usually try to only keep six icons in the quick launch bar, and the show desktop icon is one of them.

I was hoping for an easy way to put the icon back, but I could not find an easy way to do it, so I resorted to trolling through some forums to find out how to do it. This is what I found out to restore the show desktop icon in the windows quick launch toolbar.

1. Create a text file with the following content:


2. Save it to your “Quick Launch” folder with the name “Show Desktop.scf”.

After doing that I now have my favourite six icons in the Windows Quick Launch Toolbar again.

Source: Lost Desktop Quick Launch

4 thoughts on “How To Put “Show the Desktop” in Windows Quick Launch

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  2. Coup

    The other quick way to get to your desktop is to hold the windows start button on your keyboard and press ‘M’ at the same time – this is a great time saver!!

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