Re: Newbie Questions



SD Dave
07-10-2005, 02:46 AM
The boss button...I thought there was a way in previus versions of windows to
launch the screen saver immeadiately by moving the mouse into a preselectd
corner. Has that function not survived? Or, if it has where do I find the
setup screen?

"Colin Barnhorst" wrote:

> It is called the Show Desktop icon. You enable the Quick Launch bar to use
> it. If a short row of icons does not appear to the right of your Start
> button, right click on an empty area of the Taskbar and uncheck Lock the
> Taskbar. Right click on the Taskbar again and select Toolbars/Quick Launch
> toolbar. If you do not see the blue Show the Desktop icon, it is hiding and
> you can click on the right chevron ( >>) to see it. You can drag it to the
> visible area of the Quick Launch toolbar if you like.
>
> You can also simply right click on the Taskbar and choose "show the desktop"
> plus some other windows controls, and run the Task Manager without hitting
> CTRL-Alt-Del.
>
> I think the Boss button (show the screensaver quick, the Boss is coming) may
> be third party.
>
> --
> Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
> (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
> "P D Sterling" <pdsterling@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:mjJVd.381$CW2.253@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> >I am having problems adjusting to my new O/S. A couple of things I miss
> >are: an icon to bring up the desk top (like when I want to shut off my
> >screen saver) - I think there is a keyboard shortcut to minimize all
> >windows, but I don't know it.
> >
> > Second thing is an icon to immediately launch the screen saver - I have
> > one in W98 which I like when I want to hide my work. Any ideas?
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > P D Sterling
> >
>
>
>

Rafael T
07-10-2005, 02:46 AM
I've never heard of the boss button as being part of windows but remember
there were some games that have it. Funny thing.

you can always create a shortcut for your screen saver or anyother
application you want to use as your boss button.


"SD Dave" <SD Dave@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2DC69930-0CB0-4688-BB3F-CF437354B335@microsoft.com...
> The boss button...I thought there was a way in previus versions of windows
> to
> launch the screen saver immeadiately by moving the mouse into a preselectd
> corner. Has that function not survived? Or, if it has where do I find the
> setup screen?
>
> "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
>
>> It is called the Show Desktop icon. You enable the Quick Launch bar to
>> use
>> it. If a short row of icons does not appear to the right of your Start
>> button, right click on an empty area of the Taskbar and uncheck Lock the
>> Taskbar. Right click on the Taskbar again and select Toolbars/Quick
>> Launch
>> toolbar. If you do not see the blue Show the Desktop icon, it is hiding
>> and
>> you can click on the right chevron ( >>) to see it. You can drag it to
>> the
>> visible area of the Quick Launch toolbar if you like.
>>
>> You can also simply right click on the Taskbar and choose "show the
>> desktop"
>> plus some other windows controls, and run the Task Manager without
>> hitting
>> CTRL-Alt-Del.
>>
>> I think the Boss button (show the screensaver quick, the Boss is coming)
>> may
>> be third party.
>>
>> --
>> Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
>> (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
>> "P D Sterling" <pdsterling@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>> news:mjJVd.381$CW2.253@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> >I am having problems adjusting to my new O/S. A couple of things I miss
>> >are: an icon to bring up the desk top (like when I want to shut off my
>> >screen saver) - I think there is a keyboard shortcut to minimize all
>> >windows, but I don't know it.
>> >
>> > Second thing is an icon to immediately launch the screen saver - I have
>> > one in W98 which I like when I want to hide my work. Any ideas?
>> > --
>> > Regards,
>> >
>> > P D Sterling
>> >
>>
>>
>>

Raztax
07-10-2005, 02:46 AM
press windowskey-M to minimize all windows and return to the desktop


"SD Dave" <SD Dave@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2DC69930-0CB0-4688-BB3F-CF437354B335@microsoft.com...
> The boss button...I thought there was a way in previus versions of windows
> to
> launch the screen saver immeadiately by moving the mouse into a preselectd
> corner. Has that function not survived? Or, if it has where do I find the
> setup screen?
>
> "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
>
>> It is called the Show Desktop icon. You enable the Quick Launch bar to
>> use
>> it. If a short row of icons does not appear to the right of your Start
>> button, right click on an empty area of the Taskbar and uncheck Lock the
>> Taskbar. Right click on the Taskbar again and select Toolbars/Quick
>> Launch
>> toolbar. If you do not see the blue Show the Desktop icon, it is hiding
>> and
>> you can click on the right chevron ( >>) to see it. You can drag it to
>> the
>> visible area of the Quick Launch toolbar if you like.
>>
>> You can also simply right click on the Taskbar and choose "show the
>> desktop"
>> plus some other windows controls, and run the Task Manager without
>> hitting
>> CTRL-Alt-Del.
>>
>> I think the Boss button (show the screensaver quick, the Boss is coming)
>> may
>> be third party.
>>
>> --
>> Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
>> (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
>> "P D Sterling" <pdsterling@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>> news:mjJVd.381$CW2.253@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> >I am having problems adjusting to my new O/S. A couple of things I miss
>> >are: an icon to bring up the desk top (like when I want to shut off my
>> >screen saver) - I think there is a keyboard shortcut to minimize all
>> >windows, but I don't know it.
>> >
>> > Second thing is an icon to immediately launch the screen saver - I have
>> > one in W98 which I like when I want to hide my work. Any ideas?
>> > --
>> > Regards,
>> >
>> > P D Sterling
>> >
>>
>>
>>


Re: Newbie Questions