Minimize shortcut button

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    Minimize shortcut button

    You know the button I am talking about. The one in the quick launch toolbar that will minimize all windows and return you to the desktop.

    Well, for some reason mine disappeared or I accidentally dragged it off. Anyway, can anyone tell me how to restore this. I know there was a thread about this same thing but I can't find it and I am not finding what I am looking for on google.

    Win2k Pro. And yes I do know the keyboard shortcuts but I would really like to have the button back. Thanks.

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    Well, not sure that it's the same for win2k as win98 (I got), but here's something:

    Mine is a .SCF file with the following content:
    Code:
    [Shell]
    Command=2
    IconFile=explorer.exe,3
    
    [Taskbar]
    Command=ToggleDesktop
    I attached it zipped cause it won't attach normally. If mine isn't right for win2k, just ask someone to attach the right one for you.
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    This is my signature. Remind me to change it.

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    Problem solved. Thank You very much.

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    Just fyi really...

    If you have a Windows keyboard, you can do the same through a keyboard shortcut.

    Press WINDOWS key + M to minise all windows.
    Press WINDOWS key + SHIFT key + M to maximise all windows.
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    umm... also...

    Windows Key + D does a minimize and maximize
    EntropySink. You know you have to click it.

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    OK, whilst we're on a roll...

    Windows+E -> Loads explorer
    Windows+F -> Loads find file
    Windows+R -> Loads run

    can't remember anymore for now
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    > Windows+R -> Loads run

    That only works if you hit the windows key first, becuase run's a shortcut on the start menu... By that token, d, p, s, c, h are shortcuts, too.

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    Just another one to add to the confusion...

    To restore Quick Launch (or any other toolbar thingy) or to add another toolbar right click on task bar->toolbar->quick Launch (or whatever). There's other options in that menu too, like minimize/maximize.

    To kill any toolbar right click->close (or just kick the crap out of your machine but, although this latter technique is effective, some would argue that it's perhaps too effective).
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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    > Windows+R -> Loads run

    That only works if you hit the windows key first, becuase run's a shortcut on the start menu... By that token, d, p, s, c, h are shortcuts, too.
    Eh? I don't get you? On win98 + winNT (maybe others) you can hit the windows key and R and up pops the run dialogue box. What are all these about: d, p, s, c, h ?
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    yeah... I have a feeling Govt was on crack when he wrote that... none of those shortcuts work in XP either... well, other than Windows+D
    EntropySink. You know you have to click it.

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    Of course they work. But first you have to click on the Start button or the Windows button, so the Start menu is open. Then those shortcuts will work.

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