nope no problem here ill do it for u right now....... yup works like always. and its a handy little thing also try using the windows button and the "D" key to show desktop. maybe ur shortcut file was dammaged!
(I'm using a non English version of XP and notepad says 'editor' for me in the title bar. Thought it would be so in the English version, too).
Don't know how to solve your taskbar problem at the moment, sorry.