Personalization Enable or Disable Show Desktop on Taskbar in Windows 11

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Show desktop (Win+D) can be used to minimize and restore all of your open windows at once.

By default, you can select the far corner of the taskbar to show the desktop.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable show desktop on the taskbar for your account in Windows 11.


Disabling show desktop on the taskbar will not prevent you from using the Win+D shortcut to show desktop.



Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Show Desktop on Taskbar in Settings
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Show Taskbar Desktop on Taskbar using REG file


EXAMPLE: Show desktop on far corner of taskbar

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OPTION ONE

Enable or Disable Show Desktop on Taskbar in Settings


1 Open Settings (WIn+I).

2 Click/tap on Personalization on the left side, and click/tap on Taskbar on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Show_desktop_Settings-1.png

3 Click/tap on Taskbar behaviors on the right side to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Check (enable - default) or Uncheck (disable) Select the far corner of the taskbar to show the desktop for what you want on the right side under Taskbar behaviors. (see screenshot below)

Show_desktop_Settings-2.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.





OPTION TWO

Enable or Disable Show Taskbar Desktop on Taskbar using REG file


1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


2 To Enable Show Taskbar Desktop on Taskbar

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_show_desktop_on_far_corner_of_taskbar.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"TaskbarSd"=dword:00000001

3 To Disable Show Taskbar Desktop on Taskbar

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_show_desktop_on_far_corner_of_taskbar.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"TaskbarSd"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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