Windows 10: Can I undo deletion of 'Switch Between Windows' taskbar button? Solved


  1. Posts : 41
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1709 (build 16299.19)
       02 Nov 2017 #1

    Can I undo deletion of 'Switch Between Windows' taskbar button?


    I have never used, and can't see me ever using, the 'Switch Between Windows' and 'Show Desktop' buttons on the taskbar. I also don't see a way to disable/remove them. So, if I simply delete them, can they be restored if I someday slip into an alternate reality where I would use them?
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 27,167
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
       02 Nov 2017 #2

    Hello cbiweb,

    You can't simply delete them, but....


    You can hide or show the "Task View" button at will.

    Hide or Show Task View Button on Taskbar in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    You can remove the "Show desktop" button with 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, but I haven't tested it.

    7+ Taskbar Tweaker - RaMMicHaeLs Blog

    If you just wanted to turn off the "Peek" feature of the Show desktop button:

    Turn On or Off Peek at Desktop in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 5,395
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       02 Nov 2017 #3

    Even when hidden, you can still get the "Task View" with WinKey+Tab and show the Desktop with WinKey+D, should you ever wish to visit your 'alternate reality where I would use them'.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 41
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1709 (build 16299.19)
    Thread Starter
       02 Nov 2017 #4

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello cbiweb,
    You can't simply delete them, but....
    You can hide or show the "Task View" button at will.
    Hide or Show Task View Button on Taskbar in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    You can remove the "Show desktop" button with 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, but I haven't tested it.
    7+ Taskbar Tweaker - RaMMicHaeLs Blog
    If you just wanted to turn off the "Peek" feature of the Show desktop button:
    Turn On or Off Peek at Desktop in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

    Yes, I turned off the Task View button and Peek function long ago. I'm wanting to get rid of the 'Show Desktop' button (not the menu, the button) and 'Switch Between Windows' button. I'll try the Tweaker and see how it goes.



    Bree said: View Post
    Even when hidden, you can still get the "Task View" with WinKey+Tab and show the Desktop with WinKey+D, should you ever wish to visit your 'alternate reality where I would use them'.
    Which is exactly why I don't need the buttons on the taskbar.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 41
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1709 (build 16299.19)
    Thread Starter
       02 Nov 2017 #5

    Problem solved.

    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

    Move the shortcuts for the two items to another location (for storage in case of future need).

    ta-da!
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 27,167
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
       02 Nov 2017 #6

    cbiweb said: View Post
    Problem solved.

    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

    Move the shortcuts for the two items to another location (for storage in case of future need).

    ta-da!
    That would only remove them from "Quick Launch" though, and not the taskbar.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 41
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1709 (build 16299.19)
    Thread Starter
       02 Nov 2017 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    That would only remove them from "Quick Launch" though, and not the taskbar.
    True 'nuff, and good point. I have Quick Launch enabled, and removing the shortcuts like that does stop them from being displayed. Less visual clutter, a little more real estate on the taskbar for things I do use.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 27,167
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
       02 Nov 2017 #8

      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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