This is mainly for those who may have familiarity with IT policies. Some of the newer computers (Windows-XP) being given to folks at work have the "Show Desktop" button hidden/disabled. I think it's some IT policy but can't for the life of me figure out why they would want to do that... especially since they can still right-click on the taskbar and select "Show the Desktop" from there or press "Windows Key+D" to do the same. Has anyone encountered this before? What purpose does this serve? Is it the button itself that they object to? Can it be corrupted somehow to execute foreign code?
Those who have admin rights (a select few) can still execute a simple script to restore it and many have but it's a pain.