Show Desktop on the Taskbar

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  1. Posts : 368
    windows 7
       #1

    Show Desktop on the Taskbar


    Show Desktop on the Taskbar-desk-top.jpg

    I hope this an easy one.
    This image is from my Windows 7 PC, but I want my Windows 10 to look the same.
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  2. Posts : 368
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #2

    I meant to ask how to do this on Windows 10.
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  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,427
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
       #3

    Hello Huffman,

    You could add the "Desktop" toolbar to your taskbar for that in Windows 10 using an option in the tutorial below.

    Add Toolbars to Taskbar in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  4. Posts : 368
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I followed Option 3 and that link.

    The instruction said "Right click or press and hold on the taskbar, click/tap on Toolbars, and click/tap on Desktop to check it

    Sometimes "Show Desktop" is on the Toolbars popup and sometimes NOT. I could never get it to check and it never showed on the Taskbar.

    I hope there is another way to do it.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,427
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
       #5

    The "Show Desktop" button is different than the "Desktop" toolbar.

    If you want "Show Desktop" instead, then you could "Pin to taskbar" the shortcut below to make it easier to use than the default button.

    Create Show Desktop Shortcut in Windows | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  6. Edwin's Avatar
    Posts : 17,148
    Windows 10
       #6

    'Show Desktop' is also in the 'Quick Launch' folder...

    Show Desktop on the Taskbar-001082.png
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  7. AndreTen's Avatar
    Posts : 23,362
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #7

    huffman said:
    I followed Option 3 and that link.

    The instruction said "Right click or press and hold on the taskbar, click/tap on Toolbars, and click/tap on Desktop to check it

    Sometimes "Show Desktop" is on the Toolbars popup and sometimes NOT. I could never get it to check and it never showed on the Taskbar.

    I hope there is another way to do it.
    Ignore that Show desktop. Look at the top, and select Desktop

    Show Desktop on the Taskbar-image.png
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  8. Edwin's Avatar
    Posts : 17,148
    Windows 10
       #8

    Okay...,

    I'm confused!!!

    Does the OP mean the right click menu from the 'Peek at Desktop' button???

    Show Desktop on the Taskbar-001084.png
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  9. Eddie Doc's Avatar
    Posts : 343
    Windows 10 Home Version 20H2 OS Build 19042.868
       #9

    Edwin said:
    Okay...,

    I'm confused!!!

    Does the OP mean the right click menu from the 'Peek at Desktop' button???

    Show Desktop on the Taskbar-001084.png
    No, he means the desktop toolbar, as I understand it - see post #1
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  10. Posts : 368
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #10

    AndreTen Thank you, that worked great
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