How to Create a Show Desktop Shortcut in Vista
This will show you how to create a Show Desktop shortcut to use to switch between a open window and the desktop. You will also see how to add this back to Quick Launch.
How to Add Show Desktop Back to Quick Launch 1. Go to: How to Use Quick Launch in Vista NOTE: See OPTION ONE under the How to Add or Remove Shortcuts to Quick Launchsection. 2. Move the new Show Desktop shortcut (On Desktop) from above to inside the Quick Launch folder location.
EXAMPLE: Show Desktop shortcut in Quick Launch
Download the Shortcut
Click on the download button below to download the Show Desktop.zip
Click on Save
and save the .zip
file to the Desktop
Right click on the downloaded .zip
file, and click on Open
Click on Allow
in the UAC prompt. 5.
Extract the Show Desktop
shortcut to the desktop. 6.
Right click on the extracted Show Desktop
shortcut, and click on Properties
. In the General
tab, click on the Unblock
button and on OK
. (see screenshot below) NOTE: If you do not see a Unblock button, then the shortcut has already been unblocked and you can skip this step
Put the shortcut where you like to use it at. 8.
When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip
file if you would like to.
Manually Create the Shortcut
Open the Start Menu. 2.
In the white line (Start Search) area type Notepad
and press Enter
Copy and Paste this into Notepad: (See code below)
Click on File
and Save As
. (See screenshot below) 5.
Change the Save as type: to All Files (*.*)
. (See screenshot below) 6.
Type Show Desktop.scf
in the File Name: field. (See screenshot above) 7.
Click on the Browse Folders
button and click on Desktop
. (To save to desktop) 8.
Click on Save
Close Notepad. 10.
You now have a Show Desktop
shortcut on your desktop.