Display desktop icons

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  1. ehaskell

    ehaskell New Member

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    How do I display icons on the desktop as i do in xp/vista. For example. if i right click on the desktop and creat a new folder it shows upunder desktop on the taskbar but not on the desktop itself. I have to be missing someting very simple.

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  2. Fulgur

    Fulgur New Member

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    Try right clicking on the desktop, and in the menu follow:

    View -> Show Desktop Icons. If there is a checkmark beside it already you'll need to seek another solution.
     
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    Did the trick. Went back and saw that was a feature of Vista.
    have done most work in xp so it was new to me.

    Since you are miles ahead, is there a way to get an icon on the taskbar that allows you to show the desktop with a click I can get it by right clicking on desktop and then selecting show the desktop, a two step process.

    Thanks for your help.
    Eric
     
  4. Fulgur

    Fulgur New Member

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    There should be a small vertical rectangle at the bottom right of your taskbar. It's function is exactly what you're after I believe. :)

    (It's more to the right than your clock)
     
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    Right again and thanks again!!!

    The feature is very cool. Makes sense that it works that way--just like the open files.

    Eric
     
  6. Fulgur

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    No problem :)

    Enjoy Windows 7.

    Also, there might be a reputation button to add to mine. People get that when they help (I think) so that would be good if you could add to mine :D

    EDIT: It's a little heart icon above the post on the right.
     

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