Show desktop in XP

  Doris Day 08:52 11 Apr 2006

Hi, I have recently upgraded from Windows 2000 to XP with the purchase of a new PC. Unfortunately I have one small, and I suspect trivial problem. On my old 2000 machine there is a little icon in the lower left of the screen, next to the start button which when clicked will minimise all open screens and display the desktop. I find this very useful, as I tend to have lots of windows open and many shortcuts on my desktop. This button is not present on my new XP machine, which entails minimising each window manually if I wish to see the desktop and access my shortcuts. I realise that I am probably missing a very obvious solution but for the life of me I can't think of one. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  ed-0 09:56 11 Apr 2006

show desktop

I may be wrong, but on mine it is on the quick launch toolbar.

Right click the bottom bar, pick toolbars and then quick launch. Drag the tool bar to the right, is it listed there?

  Devil Fish 11:11 11 Apr 2006

right click on the task bar a white menu will show

5th option down show desktop

to restore windows same again open

  Devil Fish 11:33 11 Apr 2006

to concur with ed-0 have found it in quick launch

  VoG II 18:45 11 Apr 2006
  User-312386 20:52 11 Apr 2006

its just

Right click Task bar>Toolbars and then tick Quick launch

  Doris Day 09:03 12 Apr 2006

Many thanks. all sorted now.

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