CommonTater: I totally forgot or didn't even knew about windows hotkeys for shortcuts. I tried your method using a shortcut to the original "Show Desktop.scf"-file (which contains the same code you posted) and tried several hotkeys (ctrl+alt+d, ctrl+alt+s, ctrl+alt+e, ctrl+alt+f12, ctrl+alt+f11) and had problems with all of them. with ctrl+alt+d and ctrl+alt+f11 the explorer was freezing completely for 5-15 seconds, then randomly either proccing the "show desktop"-effect or not. Unfortunately the cance of activating was 2-5%. I also applied a hotkey to a shortcut to a folder, there was the same: If applied to several hotkeys such as ctrl+alt+d, there was complete explorer freeze (all interface such as taskbar, open folders) for 5-15 seconds and then randomly appearing the folder i hotkey'd. Chance here: 50%.