Windows 10: Show Desktop button in taskbar

Discus and support Show Desktop button in taskbar in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; All of my Windows computers have had a "show desktop" button in the taskbar but my Windows 10 computer does not. Can anyone tell me how to put one... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by PEDietz, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. PEDietz Win User

    Show Desktop button in taskbar


    All of my Windows computers have had a "show desktop" button in the taskbar but my Windows 10 computer does not. Can anyone tell me how to put one there?


    Many thanks for your help.


    Peter E. Dietz

    :)
     
    PEDietz, Feb 10, 2020
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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, Feb 10, 2020
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  3. Increase width of Show Desktop button in taskbar

    For some reason the width of the "show desktop" button on the taskbar in win10 has been reduced to a stupid amount meaning it's very difficult to find and click it (I have 2 monitors so I can't just flick over to the bottom left corner).

    How can I increase the width of the "show desktop" button the taskbar so a human can find it?
     
    JoeFonbone, Feb 10, 2020
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  4. Jia Chie Win User

    Show Desktop button in taskbar

    Jump lists do not show for Taskbar buttons.

    ‘Jump List’ that debuted in Windows 7 was one of the mostly used feature in Windows 8 to me. When the ‘Jump List’ failed to show; I tried to create another account to see if that issue was due to corrupted user profile. While it seemed to work initially,
    ‘Jump List’ failed to show up again!

    Then by accident, after right-click the icon on taskbar, I immediately click the start button, guess what? The ‘Jump List’ appeared. As I recalled, when start screen appeared on Windows 8, the taskbar did not show up because it was part of the desktop;
    as desktop was somehow designated as an ‘app’ on Windows 8. Obviously, it was wrong for technical reasons. It was no longer designated as so in Windows 10. However, in this case, a new complication arises; that is, taskbar always shows up even in Start Screen
    if it is not configured to be hidden. While ‘Jump List’ may or may not show up when I right-click on taskbar icon; it seems that when I go to ‘Start Screen’, ‘Jump List’ always shows up when I right-click on taskbar icon. It seems to be a bug; but this ‘workaround’
    should be fine to me for the time being until Microsoft fixes this issue.
     
    Jia Chie, Feb 10, 2020
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