Windows 10: Show Desktop icon

Discus and support Show Desktop icon in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro and find that the 'Show Desktop' rectangular space at the far right side of the notification area is missing although... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by colion, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. colion Win User

    Show Desktop icon

    I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro and find that the 'Show Desktop' rectangular space at the far right side of the notification area is missing although posted desktop images Windows 10 have the same rectangular space. However, if I hover the cursor over the screen border in that area for about 5 seconds the desktop appears and if I click on the border it remains otherwise it reverts to the previous screen. So, I assume that the 'Show Desktop' functionality is working OK even though the rectangular space is missing. Does anybody know how to restore the rectangular space?


    colion, Aug 16, 2015
  2. Marigoldy Win User

    Can't hide Shortcut from my desktop

    I'm using windows 10 pro 10240, I can hide my shortcut with right click on my desktop -> view -> uncheck show desktop icon but the problem is everytime I restart or turn on my pc there is no check mark in "show desktop icon" but all my desktop icon shows
    up like "show desktop icon" option was check marked. please help, thank you
    Marigoldy, Aug 16, 2015
  3. SarahKong Win User
    How to recover desktop shortcuts removed by Windows 10 Update?

    If it is just the windows default desktop icons then right click your desktop and select view - 'show desktop icons' and check that it is showing a checkmark.

    if not click so it does show a checkmark.
    SarahKong, Aug 16, 2015
  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Show Desktop icon

    Hello Colion, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    "Show Desktop" is still there just to the left of the clock, but it is no longer is visible until you hover over as you found out.

    If you like, you could create a Show Desktop shortcut that can be pinned to the taskbar and used instead to have one that's more visible. *Smile

    Show Desktop Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Brink, Aug 16, 2015
  5. colion Win User
    Thanks, Brink. I always thought that the rectangle was a good idea. Guess I'm a lone voice in in the cyberspace wilderness.
    colion, Aug 16, 2015
  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    I liked it better as a button as well to help it stand out and know it's there.
    Brink, Apr 4, 2018

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