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Can I move Show Desktop Tab?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Artreid, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Artreid

    Artreid Flightless Bird

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

    Thanks
     
  2. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "Artreid" <artreid@NOSPAMverizon.net> wrote in message
    news:hqbr92$ol9$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > 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...
     
  3. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Artreid" <artreid@NOSPAMverizon.net> wrote in message
    > news:hqbr92$ol9$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> 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...


    Task bar, properties, toolbars, check if you want it
     
  4. Jeff Layman

    Jeff Layman Flightless Bird

    "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:hqc1o1$mmt$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>
    >> "Artreid" <artreid@NOSPAMverizon.net> wrote in message
    >> news:hqbr92$ol9$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>> 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...

    >
    > 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... ;-)

    --

    Jeff
     
  5. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "Jeff Layman" <jmlayman@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
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    >
    > 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...
     
  6. Student

    Student Flightless Bird

  7. Fishface

    Fishface Flightless Bird

  8. Metspitzer

    Metspitzer Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 17 Apr 2010 04:25:03 -0400, "Artreid"
    <artreid@NOSPAMverizon.net> wrote:

    >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
     
  9. Metspitzer

    Metspitzer Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 17 Apr 2010 23:46:48 -0400, Metspitzer <kilowatt@charter.net>
    wrote:

    >On Sat, 17 Apr 2010 04:25:03 -0400, "Artreid"
    ><artreid@NOSPAMverizon.net> wrote:
    >
    >>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.
    >Left<
    >Lets move it to the right and hide it.
    >
    >Windoze 7 is not better they just changed everything
     
  10. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    On 4/17/2010 9:14 PM, Metspitzer wrote:
    > On Sat, 17 Apr 2010 23:46:48 -0400, Metspitzer<kilowatt@charter.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> On Sat, 17 Apr 2010 04:25:03 -0400, "Artreid"
    >> <artreid@NOSPAMverizon.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>> 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.
    > >Left<
    >> Lets move it to the right and hide it.
    >>
    >> Windoze 7 is not better they just changed everything


    Are you as brain-dead as you sound?
    Oops!
     
  11. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    Metspitzer <kilowatt@charter.net> wrote:

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

    >>
    >>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



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

    Windows 7 *IS* better.

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  12. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Student wrote:
    > 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.
    --
    Crash

    Life is short. Eat dessert first.
     
  13. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Joel wrote:
    > Metspitzer <kilowatt@charter.net> wrote:
    >
    >>>> Can I move this tab from Bottom-R to Bottom-L of my or any place I want it
    >>>> for that matter?
    >>> 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

    >
    >
    > 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.

    --
    Crash

    "It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission."
    ~ Grace Hopper (RADM, USNR) ~
     
  14. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    "Dave \"Crash\" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:

    >> Windows 7 *IS* better.
    >>

    >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.

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  15. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Joel wrote:
    > "Dave \"Crash\" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >>> Windows 7 *IS* better.
    >>>

    >> 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.
    >

    If you haven't discovered it already, you should look at this:
    http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/



    --
    Crash

    English is not my native tongue; I'm an American.
     
  16. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    "Dave \"Crash\" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:

    >> 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.
    >>

    >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)".)

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  17. KCB

    KCB Flightless Bird

    "Dave "Crash" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:cbCyn.179145$Ye4.87682@newsfe11.iad...
    > Student wrote:
    >> 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.
    > --
    > Crash
    >
    > Life is short. Eat dessert first.


    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.
     
  18. Jeff Layman

    Jeff Layman Flightless Bird

    "Joel" <joelcrump@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:3q0ms5dsco65vqu316b4sgl5lt7peodqo5@4ax.com...
    > "Dave \"Crash\" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >>> 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.
    >>>

    >>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!

    --

    Jeff
     
  19. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    "Jeff Layman" <jmlayman@invalid.invalid> wrote:

    >> 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.

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  20. Bill Yanaire

    Bill Yanaire Flightless Bird

    "Joel" <joelcrump@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:3q0ms5dsco65vqu316b4sgl5lt7peodqo5@4ax.com...
    > "Dave \"Crash\" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >>> 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.
    >>>

    >>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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