how can i make a shortcut to show the desktop?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by wassup_ken, Feb 26, 2002.

  1. wassup_ken

    wassup_ken Guest

    there is a file somewhere or something that is a shortcut to minimize all windows and show the desktop, it first is there when u enable Quick Launch, i, unfortunately, deleted it! can anybody tell me the source file of the shortcut? thanks!!!!
  2. neo111

    neo111 Guest

    open up notepad and copy this into:


    save As Show Desktop

    put it in Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

    have to have show hidden files on because Application Data is hidden...

    Hope that works out for ya.
  3. neo111

    neo111 Guest

    it should be
    Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
  4. wassup_ken

    wassup_ken Guest

  5. wassup_ken

    wassup_ken Guest

    but what do i save it as? i can't save it as a .txt notepad file, what format (extension) do i need to save it as??
    when i go on it, it only opens up the file in notepad
  6. lelu

    lelu Guest

    Have you tried dragging the Desktop icon into Quick Launch?
    That should work.
  7. Samaro

    Samaro Guest

    It is much easier than you think: just hit windows button on your keybord(between Alt. and Ctrl.) and "D" at the same time. To return all windows hit that two buttons again.
  8. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    It's an .scf file extension.
  9. wassup_ken

    wassup_ken Guest

  10. scriptasylum

    scriptasylum Moderator

    Des Moines,IA
    I just created a shortcut from the little icon in the taskbar and the command is:

    "DRIVE:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Show Desktop.scf"

    Just replace DRIVE and USERNAME with your specifics.

    Just one thing, I did this on a 2000 machine since I'm at work. I imagine its similar in XP, if not the same.
  11. scriptasylum

    scriptasylum Moderator

    Des Moines,IA
    Aww crap, just noticed its a shortcut to the quick launch which you said you deleted. So, I found the file and attached it to the post. Again, this is on W2000, but I think it should be the same.
  12. wassup_ken

    wassup_ken Guest

  13. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

    Montreal, Quebec
    is there a way to show the .scf when ure in windows? by the way something wierd just happend cuz my friend accidently deleted his so i was sending it to im in msn and the icon of it just stayed on the screen. and its not coming off heres a pic.