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Old 02-24-2006, 09:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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show desktop is gone...

I sat down to my puter, went to hit show desktop in my quick launch by the start button and i see a non-assc icon. i let it search for up to 10 min and no luck.. i use show desktop alot ..

win xp home edition.. anyone know how i get it back?
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Old 02-24-2006, 09:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I remember when a nephew first did that to one of my win2k boxes. Not something you think about until it happens.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=262088
and
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/190355/EN-US/
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Old 02-24-2006, 10:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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welp that works for me.. thanks a ton.. its a really usless feature but i use it alot.
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Old 02-25-2006, 01:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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An easier way is to press the ‘windows key’ and the ‘d’ key at the same time, this will do the same thing, minimize everything.
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Old 02-26-2006, 10:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I had the same problem. Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-02-2006, 09:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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An easier way is to press the ‘windows key’ and the ‘d’ key at the same time, this will do the same thing, minimize everything.
Yesssssssssssssssssssssss. I'm all for keyboard commands. I'd rather keep my hands on the keyboard than fiddle with my mouse!
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Old 03-02-2006, 11:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yesssssssssssssssssssssss. I'm all for keyboard commands. I'd rather keep my hands on the keyboard than fiddle with my mouse!
Is there a list with all the windows keyboard commands somewhere? I know about:
Window+d = minimise all
Window+e = windows explorer
Window+f = search

Any more?
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Old 03-03-2006, 03:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
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<a href="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;301583">Microsoft's List</a>

Partial list:
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General keyboard shortcuts
• CTRL+C (Copy)
• CTRL+X (Cut)
• CTRL+V (Paste)
• CTRL+Z (Undo)
• DELETE (Delete)
• SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
• CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
• CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
• F2 key (Rename the selected item)
• CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
• CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
• CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
• CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
• CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
• SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
• CTRL+A (Select all)
• F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
• ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
• ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
• ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
• ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
• CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
• ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
• ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
• F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
• F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
• SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
• ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
• CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
• ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
• Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
• F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
• RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
• LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
• F5 key (Update the active window)
• BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
• ESC (Cancel the current task)
• SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
• CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (Open Task Manager)

Dialog box keyboard shortcuts
If you press SHIFT+F8 in extended selection list boxes, you enable extended selection mode. In this mode, you can use an arrow key to move a cursor without changing the selection. You can press CTRL+SPACEBAR or SHIFT+SPACEBAR to adjust the selection. To cancel extended selection mode, press SHIFT+F8 again. Extended selection mode cancels itself when you move the focus to another control.
• CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
• CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
• TAB (Move forward through the options)
• SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
• ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option)
• ENTER (Perform the command for the active option or button)
• SPACEBAR (Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box)
• Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)
• F1 key (Display Help)
• F4 key (Display the items in the active list)
• BACKSPACE (Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box)

Microsoft natural keyboard shortcuts
• Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
• Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
• Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
• Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
• Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
• Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
• Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
• CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
• Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
• Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
• Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
• Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)
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I rarely remember to use more than about 10%.
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Old 03-03-2006, 04:41 AM   #9 (permalink)
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shift delete can be annoying with a twitchy child heh..
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