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Sarah's Windows Tweak: Restore the Show Desktop Icon
written by Sarah Lane on Friday, October 17, 2003
Deleting the Show Desktop icon can cause headaches, but Sarah's got the remedy with this Windows Tweak.
Do you love the little icon in the Quick Launch area of your taskbar that minimizes all your open windows and takes you directly to your desktop? Me too. But I've found it a cumbersome process to restore this icon if you happen to delete it when rearranging your taskbar.
However, I've figured out a very simple procedure that'll give you back your Show Desktop icon. And even if you don't know what I'm talking about, I highly recommend you follow these steps to add the Show Desktop icon. It's a fabulous little tool. You'll thank me!
Get your tweak on
Open Notepad and enter the following text.
Now save the new file as "Show Desktop.scf" (without quotes). I recommend you save it to your desktop, then drag-and-drop the icon to the Quick Launch bar or whatever location you want the shortcut to appear. If you're a big Start Menu fan, put it there!