Win11 Taskbar no longer has return to desktop icon.


Iggy_AZ

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Not sure if this is a recent change but I used to have a small vertical bar on the far right of my taskbar that would return the monitor to the desktop view.
I only use it in a few situations but was curious if it was removed by me or MS Win11 update in the past.
Not a high priority for me but just wondered if I did it some how in the past.

Thank you.

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If in settings>personalization>taskbar>taskbar behaviors you have "select far corner of taskbar to show desktop" checked, just click in bottom right corner of screen to bring up desktop. The little line may be hard to see in dark mode.

I like a bigger target for my mouse than the corner. I created a shortcut on the desktop with a target of C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{3080F90D-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257}
Name it Show Desktop and assign it an icon. Pin it to you taskbar, Delete shortcut from desktop,.
 

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Go to settings and do as shown below:
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Thank you for the help.
The part about Multiple Displays thru me.
You guys are the greatest.
Thank you
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 23H2 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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    Self built - Dec 2021
    CPU
    11th Generation i5-11500
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte AORUS B560M Pro
    Memory
    16 Gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 750
    Sound Card
    Chip on Motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" UHD Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro NVMe
    PSU
    750 Watt
    Case
    Fractal Meshify 2 Compact
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Squeaky one
    Internet Speed
    300/10
    Browser
    MS Edge but trying other browsers
    Antivirus
    Got my 2 Shots plus my Booster Malwarebytes +
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