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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Change "Show Desktop Icon"

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This is a very neat trick I found accidently to change the icon for your "Show Desktop" button in the taskbar. I know it maybe around there somewhere in the net, but for now this goes for all of you who does not know of it yet and it's pretty easy.

What you have got to do is simple:

  • Open a notepad window.


  • Drag and drop your "show desktop" icon from the taskbar on to the notepad window.


  • Now it will show something like the following:

    [Shell]
    Command=2
    IconFile=explorer.exe,5
    [Taskbar]
    Command=ToggleDesktop


  • Change the value of that 5 to any value less than 18. Say for example,

    [Shell]
    Command=2
    IconFile=explorer.exe,7
    [Taskbar]
    Command=ToggleDesktop


  • And save the notepad file(Ctrl+S). See the trick, the "show desktop" changes on its own.


Happy experimenting!




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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

it doesnt work in vista,,,,

Guyinthemiddle said...

Think so. The trick Works in xp though.

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