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Show Desktop in Windows 7

January 8th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

I found this little trick playing with Windows 7’s new Task Bar and thought that everyone knew it.  But my fiancee was struggling this evening trying to find a way to recreate the Show Desktop icon.  Even Lifehacker had a complicated process to re-add that functionality.  So I figured I’d post this little tip in case anyone else needed to know how to show the desktop a la the old Vista/XP functionality.

(in the screenshot below, my task bar is oriented on the left hand side of my screen.)

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See that little bar that’s in the area of the time/date display circled in orange?  Just click that and you’ll immediately get your desktop, with all other windows minimized.  It’s that simple.

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