'SHOW DESKTOP" IN QUICK LAUNCH



promosinc
07-10-2005, 02:25 AM
I've read recent posts about this topic where people are writing in to say
the original 'show desktop' icon has disappeared from their Quick Launch bar.
I'm just setting up a new computer running Windows XP Media Center, and I'm
confused about this. Should I have had a "Show Desktop" icon on the Quick
Launch in the first place? I don't want to 'recreate' it. I just want to find
out if it's there in the first place. If not, can you tell me which is the
safer way to go -- entering "regsvr32 /n /i:U shell32" in Run or using the
instructions at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;190355

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:25 AM
The show desktop icon will be present by default. If one has deleted it and
want to recover, they can follow the steps listed in article Q190355. The
regsvr32 command restores the showdesktop.scf, but also restores many of the
missing values in the registry (for other problems).

For this problem, following the steps in Q190355 is sufficient.

--
Ramesh, MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com

Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx

"promosinc" <promosinc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:668C395C-8D02-42B9-AA39-C8E460EA3369@microsoft.com...
> I've read recent posts about this topic where people are writing in to say
> the original 'show desktop' icon has disappeared from their Quick Launch
> bar.
> I'm just setting up a new computer running Windows XP Media Center, and
> I'm
> confused about this. Should I have had a "Show Desktop" icon on the Quick
> Launch in the first place? I don't want to 'recreate' it. I just want to
> find
> out if it's there in the first place. If not, can you tell me which is the
> safer way to go -- entering "regsvr32 /n /i:U shell32" in Run or using the
> instructions at
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;190355
>

promosinc
07-10-2005, 02:25 AM
Thank you, Ramesh. It never showed up as a default in my Quick Launch. I got
very brave and followed the Q190355, except that I just saved it to the
desktop and then dragged it to the Quick Launch bar. Seems to be working.

I'm curious about what you wrote about the regsvr32 command -- when you say
it restores missing values in the registry for other problems -- do you mean
it creates more problems or fixes them?

Also -- I posted a separate thread, but perhaps you can tell me, why is it
if I click in the desktop outside an active window, it does not make the
desktop active?

Thank you so much for your help.

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> The show desktop icon will be present by default. If one has deleted it and
> want to recover, they can follow the steps listed in article Q190355. The
> regsvr32 command restores the showdesktop.scf, but also restores many of the
> missing values in the registry (for other problems).
>
> For this problem, following the steps in Q190355 is sufficient.
>
> --
> Ramesh, MS-MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
> Windows XP Troubleshooting
> http://www.winhelponline.com
>
> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
>
> "promosinc" <promosinc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:668C395C-8D02-42B9-AA39-C8E460EA3369@microsoft.com...
> > I've read recent posts about this topic where people are writing in to say
> > the original 'show desktop' icon has disappeared from their Quick Launch
> > bar.
> > I'm just setting up a new computer running Windows XP Media Center, and
> > I'm
> > confused about this. Should I have had a "Show Desktop" icon on the Quick
> > Launch in the first place? I don't want to 'recreate' it. I just want to
> > find
> > out if it's there in the first place. If not, can you tell me which is the
> > safer way to go -- entering "regsvr32 /n /i:U shell32" in Run or using the
> > instructions at
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;190355
> >
>
>

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:25 AM
>> do you mean it creates more problems or fixes them?

Fixes them. For instance, the command fixes a problem where the user's
documents folder is not displayed in the My Computer.

--
Ramesh, MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com

Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx

"promosinc" <promosinc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9351A9CB-937C-4F6C-8149-AA5DADA67014@microsoft.com...
> Thank you, Ramesh. It never showed up as a default in my Quick Launch. I
> got
> very brave and followed the Q190355, except that I just saved it to the
> desktop and then dragged it to the Quick Launch bar. Seems to be working.
>
> I'm curious about what you wrote about the regsvr32 command -- when you
> say
> it restores missing values in the registry for other problems -- do you
> mean
> it creates more problems or fixes them?
>
> Also -- I posted a separate thread, but perhaps you can tell me, why is it
> if I click in the desktop outside an active window, it does not make the
> desktop active?
>
> Thank you so much for your help.
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> The show desktop icon will be present by default. If one has deleted it
>> and
>> want to recover, they can follow the steps listed in article Q190355. The
>> regsvr32 command restores the showdesktop.scf, but also restores many of
>> the
>> missing values in the registry (for other problems).
>>
>> For this problem, following the steps in Q190355 is sufficient.
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, MS-MVP
>> Windows Shell/User
>>
>> Windows XP Troubleshooting
>> http://www.winhelponline.com
>>
>> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
>>
>> "promosinc" <promosinc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:668C395C-8D02-42B9-AA39-C8E460EA3369@microsoft.com...
>> > I've read recent posts about this topic where people are writing in to
>> > say
>> > the original 'show desktop' icon has disappeared from their Quick
>> > Launch
>> > bar.
>> > I'm just setting up a new computer running Windows XP Media Center, and
>> > I'm
>> > confused about this. Should I have had a "Show Desktop" icon on the
>> > Quick
>> > Launch in the first place? I don't want to 'recreate' it. I just want
>> > to
>> > find
>> > out if it's there in the first place. If not, can you tell me which is
>> > the
>> > safer way to go -- entering "regsvr32 /n /i:U shell32" in Run or using
>> > the
>> > instructions at
>> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;190355
>> >
>>
>>


'SHOW DESKTOP" IN QUICK LAUNCH