Can I expand the show desktop button?  

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  1. Posts : 81
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    Can I expand the show desktop button?


    Can I make the show desktop button larger? It's so small next to the notifications icon and edge of the screen. Win10 pro 1909.
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  2. Posts : 17,839
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    mg8t7gn said:
    Can I make the show desktop button larger? It's so small next to the notifications icon and edge of the screen. Win10 pro 1909.
    May I ask why?
    Just throw your cursor down hard into the corner, it works!
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  3. Posts : 81
    win10 professional 64 bit
    Thread Starter
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    Because it is just a tiny little sliver in the right side. Just need it like was in win7
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  4. Posts : 17,839
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    mg8t7gn said:
    Because it is just a tiny little sliver in the right side. Just need it like was in win7
    I don't think you can, but, like I said, slam your cursor down hard into the corner and click, it will function.
    You don't really need to visually see the cursor overlaying a button.
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  5. Posts : 13,136
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
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    It's called Peek and it is smaller than I remember but I don't find a way to enlarge it without changing the screen resolution which will enlarge everything else.

    Or do you mean the added Toolbar of Desktop [on the right-click of the Taskbar] with the tiny clickable right-facing arrows?
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  6. Posts : 17,839
    Windows 10
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    The only time I've seen the button larger is on a High Contrast Theme...

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  7. Posts : 65,229
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Hello @mg8t7gn,

    As a workaround, you could create a "Show Desktop" shortcut and pin it to the taskbar to use instead.

    Create Show Desktop Shortcut in Windows
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  8. Posts : 81
    win10 professional 64 bit
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    Edwin said:
    I don't think you can, but, like I said, slam your cursor down hard into the corner and click, it will function.
    You don't really need to visually see the cursor overlaying a button.
    I threw the mouse in the corner and it broke. Maybe I hit too much wall and not enough corner. After fixing it, I finally figured out you meant move the cursor into the lower right corner and the desktop would appear. It does that, and if I click on it, it stays. Thanks. I didn't know it would do that. I kept having the notification box show up.
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  9. Posts : 1
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    Edwin said:
    I don't think you can, but, like I said, slam your cursor down hard into the corner and click, it will function.
    You don't really need to visually see the cursor overlaying a button.
    This doesn't work well if you have mulitple monitors The cursor just goes to the next screen.
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  10. Posts : 2
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    RedneckMandi said:
    This doesn't work well if you have mulitple monitors The cursor just goes to the next screen.
    An old thread but I know exactly what you are saying.

    There is a way to do what you want. All you need is 7+ Taskbar Tweaker and in the Advanced options which is available in the right click menu on the Tray icon, there is an entry called "Show_Desktop_Button_Size" where you can alter the Show Desktop button width. I have mine set to 15 which works for me.
    It's free to use BTW and fairly regularly updated.
    7+ Taskbar Tweaker - RaMMicHaeL's Blog

    I hope that some find this useful.....
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