How to recreate the Show Desktop shortcut / icon

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My wife erased by mistake the Show Desktop shortcut from the Quick Launch toolbar. So I needed to recreate it. Here are the needed steps:

Start notepad

Copy and paste this text in notepad:

[Shell]
Command=2
IconFile=explorer.exe,3
[Taskbar]
Command=ToggleDesktop

Save as Show Desktop.scf. Now move the shortcut anywhere you want it.

Did you know that? I didn’t 🙂 Also you might want to know that WIN+D (Win being the button between left CTRL and ALT that opens the Start Menu) does the same thing.


  • Cata

    Had I known that … It would have saved me a loooot of time! But, as I always say, “Long live Google!”, and “Long live friends that know their way arround computers!”

    Good job, Silviu!