Windows 10: restore taskbar desktop list button, not the show desktop button

Discus and support restore taskbar desktop list button, not the show desktop button in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; So far, I like 11 with one exception. I like a clean desktop and, in the past, have hidden desktop icons and used a button on the taskbar that showed a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by C.R.Akita, Jan 23, 2022.

  1. C.R.Akita Win User

    restore taskbar desktop list button, not the show desktop button


    So far, I like 11 with one exception. I like a clean desktop and, in the past, have hidden desktop icons and used a button on the taskbar that showed a list of them. I would then click on the one I wanted. Very clean and neat. That button seems to be gone. I am not referring to a minimize windows and show desktop icon. Any workaround would be appreciated.

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    C.R.Akita, Jan 23, 2022
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  2. Ian Ser Win User

    cannot find option to pin a Show Desktop button to taskbar

    Hi Sherry,

    There is a button besides the notification are in the taskbar that when clicked, you are directed to the desktop. Also, there are other ways on how you can access the desktop. Here are some:

    • Press Windows key + D on your keyboard.
    • Right-click on the taskbar and click Show the desktop.

    You can also access all the files, shortcuts, programs that you have in the desktop from the Toolbars in the taskbar. Here's how you can enable the feature:

    • Right-click on the taskbar and click Toolbars.
    • Click Desktop.
    • A Desktop label would show on the left side of the notification area and to see the desktop items, click the arrow.

    Let us know if there's anything else you need.
     
    Ian Ser, Jan 23, 2022
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  3. Shawn Brink, Jan 23, 2022
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  4. Martmcd Win User

    restore taskbar desktop list button, not the show desktop button

    Show Desktop button in taskbar

    Hi Peter,

    there is actually a show desktop button but it is quite well hidden.

    it is a thin white line on the far right side of the taskbar.

    click it to show the desktop

    you can also set a peek so that when you hover over this thin line the desktop is shown

    settings -> personalisation -> taskbar

    turn on use peek to preview the desktop...

    another option to go to the desktop is winkey+D

    you can make a shortcut and pin it to the taskbar, if you prefer to have a proper icon

    right click on an empty part of the desktop and select new -> shortcut

    paste the following into the "type the location of the item" box

    explorer.exe shell:::{3080F90D-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257}

    click next

    give it a name e.g."Desktop" click finish

    right click on the desktop short cut and select properties

    click the change icon button, you can select an icon from the explorer set or look for icons in C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll

    click ok then click ok to close the properties window

    right click on the shortcut and select pin to taskbar.

    hope that helps, please let me know if you experience any issues
     
    Martmcd, Jan 23, 2022
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