Can I move Show Desktop Tab?


A

Artreid

Can I move this tab from Bottom-R to Bottom-L of my or any place I want it
for that matter?

Thanks
 
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Gordon

Artreid said:
Can I move this tab from Bottom-R to Bottom-L of my or any place I want it
for that matter?

Thanks
Where are you seeing this "Show Desktop" tab? I can't see one anywhere...
 
T

Trev

Gordon said:
Where are you seeing this "Show Desktop" tab? I can't see one anywhere...
Task bar, properties, toolbars, check if you want it
 
J

Jeff Layman

Trev said:
Task bar, properties, toolbars, check if you want it
No, I think he means the "Show desktop" icon to the right of the
notification area (system tray).

AFAICS there is no way to move it. Maybe a registry hack will do it, but
it's not worth the hassle. If the OP wants a "Show desktop" icon elsewhere,
he'll need to create a separate one. Whether that will end up where he
wants it, and remain there, is another matter entirely... ;-)
 
G

Gordon

Jeff Layman said:
No, I think he means the "Show desktop" icon to the right of the
notification area (system tray).
So THAT'S what that is. I would say that "icon" is a bit strong...
 
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Metspitzer

Can I move this tab from Bottom-R to Bottom-L of my or any place I want it
for that matter?

Thanks
Just like Windoze. It has been on the right for years.
Lets move it to the right and hide it.

Windoze 7 is not better they just changed everything
 
M

Metspitzer

Just like Windoze. It has been on the right for years.
Left<
Lets move it to the right and hide it.

Windoze 7 is not better they just changed everything
 
J

Joel

You must have been running Server03, or something, then. Then again,
you weren't.

Windows 7 *IS* better.
 
D

Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Student said:
If you want to show desktop on the bottom left of task bar like vista or xp
then I would recommend that Quick Luanch to Taskbar

Add the Quick Launch Bar to the Taskbar in Windows 7

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/add-the-quick-launch-bar-to-the-taskbar-in-windows-7/
It doesn't need to be called Quick Launch and it can be located anywhere.
1. Create an empty folder anywhere you want. I created "D:\Toolbar" (no
imagination).
2. Right click on Taskbar, uncheck "Lock the taskbar," and select
"Toolbars."
3. Select "New toolbar" and navigate to your new folder.

That's it. Drag items you want to add onto the toolbar or add them as
shortcuts to the folder.
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Joel said:
You must have been running Server03, or something, then. Then again,
you weren't.

Windows 7 *IS* better.
Better than Vista, for sure, but AFAIC, Windows peaked with Windows 2000.
 
J

Joel

Dave \"Crash\" Dummy said:
Better than Vista, for sure, but AFAIC, Windows peaked with Windows 2000.

Windows 7 in NT4/2K "mode" (e.g. Classic Theme, old-school
configuration, UAC disabled) is the greatest Windows ever. I prefer
to call it WinNT 6.1.
 
J

Joel

Dave \"Crash\" Dummy said:
If you haven't discovered it already, you should look at this:
http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

The Taskbar and Start Menu changes in Windows (R) 7 (tm)
[Microsoft Corporation - patents enforceable/pending]
are overwhelmingly innovative, useful new features. You could almost
say they were "my idea" [quoted phrasing used with expressed
permission of Microsoft Corp.].

(Or a number of people's "idea(s)".)
 
K

KCB

Dave "Crash" Dummy said:
It doesn't need to be called Quick Launch and it can be located anywhere.
1. Create an empty folder anywhere you want. I created "D:\Toolbar" (no
imagination).
2. Right click on Taskbar, uncheck "Lock the taskbar," and select
"Toolbars."
3. Select "New toolbar" and navigate to your new folder.

That's it. Drag items you want to add onto the toolbar or add them as
shortcuts to the folder.
But this one already has the "Show Desktop" shortcut in it. For somebody
who doesn't know how to enable the shortcut in another Toolbar, this is
definitely the easy way to go.
 
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Jeff Layman

Joel said:
Dave \"Crash\" Dummy said:
If you haven't discovered it already, you should look at this:
http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

The Taskbar and Start Menu changes in Windows (R) 7 (tm)
[Microsoft Corporation - patents enforceable/pending]
are overwhelmingly innovative, useful new features. You could almost
say they were "my idea" [quoted phrasing used with expressed
permission of Microsoft Corp.].
Repeat that paragraph often enough and you'll might begin to believe it. Win
7 is a triumph of design over function.

The only useful thing I've found with the new taskbar is the ability to
close various windows of my choice when hovering over a tab. And the only
reason that is useful is because I have my taskbar at the top of the screen,
and often the control button to close the window ("X") is hidden beneath it.

And as for the Start Menu, well, I installed Classic Windows Start menu as
soon as I found it!
 
J

Joel

Jeff Layman said:
The Taskbar and Start Menu changes in Windows (R) 7 (tm)
[Microsoft Corporation - patents enforceable/pending]
are overwhelmingly innovative, useful new features. You could almost
say they were "my idea" [quoted phrasing used with expressed
permission of Microsoft Corp.].
Repeat that paragraph often enough and you'll might begin to believe it. Win
7 is a triumph of design over function.

The only useful thing I've found with the new taskbar is the ability to
close various windows of my choice when hovering over a tab. And the only
reason that is useful is because I have my taskbar at the top of the screen,
and often the control button to close the window ("X") is hidden beneath it.

And as for the Start Menu, well, I installed Classic Windows Start menu as
soon as I found it!

Whatever works.
 
B

Bill Yanaire

Joel said:
Dave \"Crash\" Dummy said:
If you haven't discovered it already, you should look at this:
http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

The Taskbar and Start Menu changes in Windows (R) 7 (tm)
[Microsoft Corporation - patents enforceable/pending]
are overwhelmingly innovative, useful new features. You could almost
say they were "my idea" [quoted phrasing used with expressed
permission of Microsoft Corp.].
You "could" say they were "your idea" but then you would be lying! Oops.
 
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Joel

Bill Yanaire said:
You "could" say they were "your idea" but then you would be lying! Oops.

Sir, I didn't say they were my idea. Please refrain from disrupting
the newsgroup.

Trolling the off-topic trolls is one thing, but trolling a Windows 7
enthusiast is out of bounds.
 

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