Show desktop missing.....

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by wufong, Mar 23, 2003.

  1. wufong

    wufong Guest

    How do you replace 'show desktop' icon on quick launch after it's been deleted? Any suggestions (it's beating me at the moment!)
     
  2. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    [Shell]
    Command=2
    IconFile=C:\Windows\Shell Icons\Desktop XP.ico

    [Taskbar]
    Command=ToggleDesktop

    put it in a text file and name it "show desktop.scf"
     
  3. yoyo

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    [Shell]
    Command=2
    IconFile=explorer.exe,3
    [Taskbar]
    Command=ToggleDesktop

    :D
     
  4. wufong

    wufong Guest

    Thanks, worked a treat!....:happy:
     
  5. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    once you get used to windows key+d, you won't use the icon again
     
  6. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    cool didnt know that shortcutkey :)
     
  7. wufong

    wufong Guest

    Very good dealer, I didn't know that. thanks:happy: I've always thought that a keyboard was a dust collecting feature of my desk! It's about time I learnt these things....... (you'll be glad to know that I typed this message all on my own ....no cut 'n' paste involved:D )
     
  8. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    in that case, these are the most usefull key strokes, in ordrer for me;

    f5...refresh

    control+enter will type all the www , and .com for you...just type the name in the addres bar, this stroke, and you're set...only dot coms though

    f3 brings the search tree

    I use f11 every few minutes to go to full screen


    back button for cruising back a web page, forward button, or if you don't have one, control and right arrow for forward a web page visited

    end button for bottom of a page

    home button for top of a page

    control+z to undo a typing sequence...remember this one if you're on the forums...indispensible

    control+break for sytem properties, including device manager

    these I use every day, there are tons, but most I don't use

    get used to these, and you will wonder how you got along without it

    in addition, I made a couple of my own

    I made my mail client an f6 shortcut

    I made reboot an f9 shortcut

    now, don't just read these and say cool

    try every one, so it's in an action memory...it''s the only way you'll use them
     
  9. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    oh...never use then scrrol bars

    use the wheel on your mouse
    or the up and down, side to side arrow keys

    also, you don't have to use the mouse to go to form boxes...just hit tab to go to the next box...very important
     
  10. wufong

    wufong Guest

    How did you make your own keyboard shortcuts, bud?
     
  11. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    you can make anthing you have on your desktop a keyboard shortcut;

    right click, properties...in the box, you'll see "shortcut"

    hit any f key that you don't use, and voiala.

    it must remain a shortcut on yor desktop to work, but you can make the shortcut transparent if you don't want to look at it.

    you can also make any key other then an f key a shortcut, but it becomes a control+alt+ shortcut.

    to make a restart on your desktop, use this as the target;


    %windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -r -t 0
     
  12. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Any shortcut no matter where it is can be used. :)
     
  13. eNuffSaid

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  14. zyfos

    zyfos Resurrected

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    Win+D : Show Desktop
    Win+E : Windows Explorer
    Win+F : Find files
    Win+L : Lock system
    Win+M : Minimize all windows
    Win+R : Run
    Win+Break : System Properties
    Ctrl+F : Find for most apps
    Ctrl+X/C/V : Cut / Copy / Paste
    [Shift]+Alt+Tab : Cycle through programs
    F2 : Rename selected file

    One I just stumbled across
    Win+B : Bottom (Go to system tray)