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Windows Tip: Vista Show Desktop Icon(Minimize All) is Missing

Show Desktop Icon is Missing

Copy and paste the five lines below into Notepad.

[Shell]Command=2
IconFile=explorer.exe,3
[Taskbar]Command=ToggleDesktop

Then save it as Show Desktop.scf and drag it to your quick launch bar.

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sirplus - January 8, 2010

IconFile=explorer.exe,3
gives the XP “Show Desktop” icon
I use vista
I was able to get it to show the vista icon by using Properties|Change Icon
and looking in the icons available in
%SystemRoot%system32SHELL32.dll
Replacing the line
IconFile=explorer.exe,3
with
IconFile=%SystemRoot%system32SHELL32.dll,##
where ## is the index of the icon wanted would have been far more eloquent as it would have been correct Vista Icon without changing.
ie icon to use would have come from the file and not the registry.
Can anyone say how to find the correct index number for that icon?

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sirplus - January 8, 2010

For Vista use
[Shell]
Command=2
IconFile=%SystemRoot%system32SHELL32.dll,34
[Taskbar]
Command=ToggleDesktop
I answered my own question
hxxp://lmgtfy.com/?q=icon+index+number
change the xx to to get the links to work to see how I found how to solve it 😛
To find the icon index use
Freeware programs
Icon explorer
hxxp://www.mitec.cz/Downloads/IconExplorer.zip
or
Icon Factory
hxxp://www.brothersoft.com/mitec-icon-factory-97091.html
change the xx to tt to get the links to work

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