Restore the Show Desktop button to the taskbar

Recently, probably due to a Windows update, I noticed that the Show Desktop option was missing from the Windows taskbar. This option is a small button that appears when you hover your mouse over the rightmost part of the Windows taskbar at the bottom of your screen. I’ve aways found this button very useful for quickly hiding/ minimising the loads of application I have open and letting me double-click another app shortcut on my desktop.

If you find the option is missing, these are the steps I took to restore the option/ button.

1. Open the Start menu in Windows and type Settings then select the Settings app.

2. In Settings, choose Personalization from the list on the left.

3. Then check the box “Select the far corner of the taskbar to show the desktop”.

4. Then close the Settings window.

I’ve shown the checkbox in the Settings window in the picture below.

Show Desktop Option in Windows Taskbar

Show Desktop Option in Windows Taskbar


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