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Showing the desktop icon in the taskbar in win 7

Q: Showing the desktop icon in the taskbar in win 7

How do I do it? I really miss having a quick way to get to the desktop. I have googled on this and found answers that varied and were a little complicated. Is there someone out there who has a found a simple way to do this?

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A: Showing the desktop icon in the taskbar in win 7


In Windows 7 you simply either hover the mouse over or click the 'Show desktop' button that sits immediately to the right of the date/time on the task bar:

If this isn't what you're looking for let me know in more detail what you're after. Hope this helps.


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Here's what I mean in graphic form:

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A:Toolbar on taskbar should only be showing an arrow but is showing icon

Hello thewonkits, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I notice this happens when using small icons for a toolbar. If you like, you could unlock the taskbar, right click on the dotted separator line to the left of the two top far left toolbars (one at a time) click on View and Large Icons, then lock the taskbar to see if that may look ok to you. It will make the top row a bit bigger though.

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A:network icon taskbar icon not showing right

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Any ideas?


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Hi Right click the Windows button (Start Menu), and select Properties. In the Properties dialog box, click the Notification Area tab.In the Systems Icons area, ensure that the Network checkbox is selected.Click Apply, then Ok.
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A:MalwareBytes icon not showing in taskbar Windows 7

Hi Jemi200,

If you right click on Malwarebytes and select 'Properties', then under the 'Shortcut' tab click on 'Change Icon' at the bottom. You should see the Malwarebytes icon there. Select it and hit OK, Apply and OK.

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A:[SOLVED] Not Showing Audio Icon On Taskbar

Method 1:
There is no option available in control panel volume settings to show volume icon like earlier operating system. In Windows 8 and 8.1 you can enable volume icon by modifying ?Turn system icons on or off? option.
Right click on or near time clock in notification area and select Properties.

Make sure Volume icon is set ?On? as shown below, if it were off, make it on to show volume icon.

If the above step hasn?t help, ?Restore default icon behaviors? which may bring back the missing icon.

This is the normal procedure to get back the volume icon. In case the Volume icon option ( on/off) grayed out and you can?t change it, then follow the method 2.

Method 2: If volume icon is missing and you can?t enable it from ?Turn system icons on or off? area, then that could be an issue with explorer process. The following two methods can solve the issue.
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This method has brought back missing volume icon on my Windows 8.1 computer.
b) Registry modification- Its recommended to take a backup before modifying registry.
Open registry editor in Windows and find out;
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify

After modifying registry keys, you need to kill and restart the explorer.exe process to take effect.
-- Source: Volume Icon Missing on Windows 8 or 8.1, How to Get it Back? --

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I suspect this is related to your malware problem you had here:

The windows security center service is turned off.

Which virus were you infected with? How did you re-enable Security Centre in that thread?

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A:Help regarding about Desktop & taskbar icon

Have you resized your icons recently or used any tweaking software?

Either way, you should be able to turn it off here:

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A:No icon & Taskbar on the Desktop


It sounds like a malware infection


ctrl+Alt+Del works

When Task Manager is open go to
File/NewTask/Run and type in

Hopefully the Start Menu and Task bar will appear now.

Did the problem start after running AVG, or did you not run AVG yet?
Please answer this question and then we will see if you need to visit our "Virus Removal Help" forum.

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A:Windows 10 Desktop and taskbar only showing after login

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A:Solved: Desktop Icon in Taskbar

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A:How to delete Desktop/taskbar Icon

Quote: Originally Posted by tcat7

I've been using W7 for a few weeks, decided I like using the Libraries. I like to keep my taskbar at the left with common launch items (as few as possible). The icon "Tom" (user), and Libraries, Network, recycle, and Control Panel, automatically appear, and don't seem to be deletable. I'd like to get rid of "Tom", "Network", and "Control Panel". I have all boxes unchecked in the Desktop Icon settings menu. Right clicking "delete" doesn't do it. I'd also like to know where (if) to change the font on these icons (they do not change with the icon appearance settings).

Perhaps try right clicking the taskbar, and making sure lock the taskbar is unchecked. Did you add those choices to the taskbar? As they are not put on taskbar automatically. Can you right click them and choose Unpin from taskbar?

A Guy
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A:Move icon from taskbar to desktop

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Will that work for you?
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A:All icons on explorer, taskbar, and desktop are not showing anymore.

Hello and welcome,

You've done multiple system restores and get the same theme? Or what happens?

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Give an update please.
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Hello Rattler,

Close your browser. Go to the Start Orb>Search. Type Internet Explorer. Right click, on Internet explorer. Drag and drop onto the desktop. Select Copy here.

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A:Show Desktop icon on left in taskbar

This may be what you're looking for.
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A:Showing background wallpaper under desktop icon text...

There's two settings that can cause it.

1. Right click the desktop and choose 'arrange icons by' and make sure that 'lock web items on desktop' is unchecked.

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A:Phantom icon in taskbar when cyclying through Desktop backgrounds

To keep your slideshow wallpapers and get rid of those empty programs popping up in the taskbar, do the following:

1. Right-click on the desktop.
2. Click on Personalization at the bottom of the menu
3. Click on Window Color at bottom.
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A:Desktop Icon on taskbar disappears when I open any folder

The only thing I can think of.

Right click on Start Orb and select Properties and then go to Taskbar at the top. Remove the check mark from Auto Hide Taskbar.

You could go to a restore point before all this happened.

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If you throw your cursor down into the bottom right corner and click you'll bring up the desktop.
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A:"Remove USB Device" Icon not showing up in taskbar

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if it is not just 'hidden', try this

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Let's fix the duplicate icon first, open Firefox from the pinned icon you have already after the second one opens up unpin the first one and pin the second one that should stop the duplicate icon.

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A:Windows 7 Restricted User - Remove Right click on taskbar icons; Remove show desktop icon

Hello Megan,

Hope you're doing fine.

Disabling context menu from application on the taskbar
Please note the task bar context menu for any application for windows 7 is sub-divided into two sections :

   a. Jumplist(to access recently opened files) 
   b. Creating a new instance of the application, Pin/Unpin, Close window

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Please follow the steps below to disable jump list:
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2. Click on the Start Menu tab and uncheck "Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar".
3. Click OK.

Disabling Show Desktop from the system tray
Regarding the requirement of disabling the "Show Desktop" button alltogether from the System tray, this is by design.

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Ref :

Nabarun Chakraborty | Support Engineer | Microsoft India GTSC
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A:Taskbar Speaker Icon Missing and Greyed out on Customize Taskbar...

Hello Nyarlathotep,

You might see if step 9 in Option Two in the tutorial below may be able to enable the Volume icon again.

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A:Adding Online Banking Icon to taskbar changes to IE Icon

jan18, try the tips here

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A:Lost IE icon and sound controls icon from taskbar

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A:Taskbar icon is replaced with default windows icon

Try rebuilding the Icon cache.
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A:Padlock icon on IE icon on taskbar

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Please right click the existing shortcut and click on Unpin this program from the Taskbar,
If you also have a shortcut on your desktop right click and delete it as well,
Close all open ie windows,

Click Start and click on All Programs If ie is also listed as your recently opened programs right click it and Remove from list,

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common.priv.loglock desktop icon and notepad icon

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:04:07 AM, on 2/17/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16981)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe
C:\Program Files\SMC\SMCWUSB-G 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter\SMCWGUTI.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost;*.local
O2 - BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: HP Print Enhancer - {0347C33E-8762-4905-BF09-768834316C61} - C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_printenhancer.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {243B17DE-77C7-46BF-B94B-0B5F309A0E64} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll
O2 - BHO: IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgssie.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O2 - BHO: SingleInstance Class - {FDAD4DA1-61A2-4FD8-9C17-86F7AC245081} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\YTSingleInstance.dll
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A:Can't unlock Taskbar, Can't Pin to Taskbar, odd folder on desktop.

It often isn't enough to clean up a badly infected PC so I would strongly consider doing a Clean Reinstall Windows 7 especially if this is factory-installed Win7 which is the worst install of Win7 one can have anyway.

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right click the taskbar
pick properties
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What is set for Taskbar buttons?
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You could try rebuilding the icon cache.

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A:Icons and taskbar not showing up

See if doing a System Restore from before the problem, three for four days before, solves the problem.
System Restore - How to

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The real test to see whether MSE is protecting you, despite the missing icon, is if the services are running.

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Re the bar on the bottom, which I guess is called the Taskbar:

Have several icons on it, which is fine.

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I right clicked on the bar and pulled up the Taskbar Tab under properties.
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Never Combine next to the Taskbar Buttons: line.

Seems like it's still trying to pin the icons to others, and Not show them visually as completely separate icons in the bar.

What might I be doing wrong ?

BTW: also, any way of having the icon names Permanently displayed next to the icon on top or below the particular icon ?



A:Showing Icons In Taskbar ?

Have you tried changing the size of the Taskbar Icons I have a pile of them in there and very little on the desktop now.
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Hello Yihwan,

It looks like you need to unlock your taskbar, drag the dotted lines separator just to the left of the blue circle icon (far right one) over to the left to decompress the other icons until the arrows to the right of the Chrome icon go away. After you get the icons dragged into the position you want, you can lock the taskbar again.

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A:taskbar thumbnails not showing up?

Is your aero theme turned on?
right click your desktop > personalize > scroll up to aero themes section and select one.

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