How to Remove “Show Desktop” Button from Windows 10 Taskbar

March 28th, 2017 by Admin Leave a reply »

The “Show Desktop” button is actually a small rectangular icon at the far right side of the taskbar in Windows 10. If you click it, it will minimize all open windows and take you to the desktop. I never use it because I just press the WIN + D keyboard shortcut instead. In this tutorial we’ll show you a simple way to hide / remove the “Show Desktop” button from Windows 10 taskbar.

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How to Remove “Show Desktop” Button from Windows 10 Taskbar?

7+ Taskbar Tweaker is a tiny freeware to completely tweak and customize the taskbar in Windows 10/8/7. Here’s how to use it to remove “Show Desktop” button from Windows 10 taskbar:

  1. Download the freeware 7+ Taskbar Tweaker (about 1.2Mb) and save it to your Windows 10 computer.
  2. After the download is complete, double-click the setup file to install it locally. When you get to the step of completing the installation, make sure you uncheck the box “Set 7+ Taskbar Tweaker to run at startup“, because there is no need to run the program each time you turn on the computer.

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  3. Once launching the program, you should see an checkbox called Hide the “Show desktop” button at the bottom-right corner under the Other section.

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    Select this checkbox, and you’ll see the “Show Desktop” button is removed from the taskbar in Windows 10. (Deselect that box and the “Show Desktop” button will be back again.)