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How to add a Toolbar showing all Desktop Icons to the Taskbar in Windows 8

Description: This article will show you to add a toolbar that will show all icons on the desktop. This is useful if you have programs open and wish to open a specific program without disturbing any of the open programs.

  1. Right click on the taskbar of the desktop
    Windows 8 Desktop Taskbar, Toolbars
  2. Click on Toolbars.
  3. Select Desktop from the menu.
    Windows 8 Taskbar, Toolbars, Desktop
  4. There will now be a toolbar button on the taskbar labeled Desktop.
    Windows 8 Taskbar with Desktop Field
  5. When clicked, it will display all desktop icons.