Windows 10: Show Desktop icon Solved

  1.    17 Aug 2015 #1

    Show Desktop icon


    I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro and find that the 'Show Desktop' rectangular space at the far right side of the notification area is missing although posted desktop images Windows 10 have the same rectangular space. However, if I hover the cursor over the screen border in that area for about 5 seconds the desktop appears and if I click on the border it remains otherwise it reverts to the previous screen. So, I assume that the 'Show Desktop' functionality is working OK even though the rectangular space is missing. Does anybody know how to restore the rectangular space?

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 20,887
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       17 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello Colion, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    "Show Desktop" is still there just to the left of the clock, but it is no longer is visible until you hover over as you found out.

    If you like, you could create a Show Desktop shortcut that can be pinned to the taskbar and used instead to have one that's more visible.

    Show Desktop Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3.    17 Aug 2015 #3

    Thanks, Brink. I always thought that the rectangle was a good idea. Guess I'm a lone voice in in the cyberspace wilderness.
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  4. Posts : 20,887
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       17 Aug 2015 #4

    I liked it better as a button as well to help it stand out and know it's there.
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