Windows 10: "Show Desktop" button question

Discus and support "Show Desktop" button question in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I just connected a second monitor and I often use the "show Desktop" button on my taskbar but now when I click it it shows the desktop on both monitros... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/MaxiorTM, May 11, 2020.

  1. "Show Desktop" button question


    I just connected a second monitor and I often use the "show Desktop" button on my taskbar but now when I click it it shows the desktop on both monitros when I only want it to do that on my main screen. Can I change it somehow?

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    /u/MaxiorTM, May 11, 2020
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  2. dalchina Win User

    Show desktop button failing

    "Show Desktop" button question [​IMG]

    I had- it now seems erroneously- thought the OP meant that one, bottom right.

    APoL0x - do you have that, and does it work?

    And when posting a question, I suggest you post a screenshot to help people answer the right question...

    But it seems you were lucky-this time- and System Restore completed - it often doesn't.
    Hopefully you use disk imaging routinely- we so often recommend Macrium reflect (free/licensed)- there are others too. Given a disk image you can recover to a good previous state even if you have to replace your disk.
     
    dalchina, May 11, 2020
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  3. dalchina Win User
    Show desktop button failing

    If you rt click the tasbar, does clicking 'Show Desktop' work?

    How about Win key + d?

    Make sure this is on:

    "Show Desktop" button question [​IMG]


    One source suggests this to reregister the dll
    regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

    Otherwise, as you say it's not working any more, do you have either
    - a system restore point
    - a disk image
    you created before this happened?
     
    dalchina, May 11, 2020
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  4. Ian Ser Win User

    "Show Desktop" button question

    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, May 11, 2020
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