The hidden description may have something to do with your screen resolution. As for the show desktop icon, do you have a little > beside the things that ARE there or a vertical line that you can click and drag? Or is nothing there?
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If your equation requires either a complex combination of variables to get the desired result OR you can't seem to get the result regardless of the variables....it ain't your variables, it's your constant.