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Old 12-01-2006, 09:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I deleted my desktop shortcut icon but now I want it back. I haven't found a way of getting it back.

I've tried right clicking on the desktop and create shortcut, but this shortcut takes me to the desktop folder but I want to go back to the desktop screen.

Can anyone tell me how to do this?

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Old 12-01-2006, 09:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can hit windowskey+d to get to the desktop. It's same as right clicking the taskbar and going to "Show the Desktop"
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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what kind of shortcut was it that you deleted?

is it still in the recycle bin?
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Old 12-01-2006, 04:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think he means the "show the desktop" in the quicklaunch.

I found this on http://www.worldstart.com/tips/tips.php/1562:




Go to Start/Run and type in "notepad" (without the quotes) then type in these lines:

[Shell]
Command=2
IconFile=explorer.exe,3
[Taskbar]
Command=ToggleDesktop

Next, save the file with the name "Show Desktop.scf" in the folder

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\ Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ Quick Launch

Your actual user account name goes where it says "username".

The Show Desktop icon should reappear next to your Start button and you can close out Notepad.
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Old 12-01-2006, 04:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It works. I tried it. I deleted my show desktop icon and followed the instructions and it worked.
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Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"

"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"

whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put
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Old 12-01-2006, 04:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Good :> , was this the desktop shortcut? ,
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Old 12-01-2006, 05:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I always just right clicked the start button, select properties, taskbar, show quick launch. But whatever method works.
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Old 12-05-2006, 02:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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thanks alot guys.
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