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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jennsmn, Nov 22, 2007.

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  1. jennsmn

    jennsmn Thread Starter

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    I used to use the windows + D combination to show my desktop but it has stopped working. When I right-click on the taskbar, the option has disappeared as well.
    Everything that I have looked up on the web, deals with putting the 'Show the desktop' back on Quick Launch toolbar.
    I can do that - but the Show the Desktop shortcut & Windows + D no longer work.

    Any ideas on what I can try to fix this?
     
  2. zabusant

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    The term you're looking for is hotkey - so you should be searching for information on how to set hotkeys in windows. Sorry I wasn't more helpful, don't use the darn things:)
     
  3. Claymore

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    Hello,

    You need to turn off Active Desktop:

    Right-click the desktop and click Properties.
    Click the Desktop tab.
    Click the Web tab.
    Uncheck (clear) any checked boxes in the 'Web pages' box.
    OK and OK
     
  4. rka0

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    Hi. If you follow the link you may find something to help with the task manager left hand column items 113/117 you could also peruse through the listed items to find a solution to your desktop problem.
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
     
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