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Post by crispy222 » Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:12 am

Firstly, not sure where exactly this should go (feel free to move it! but please tell me where it goes if its moved).
Programs (hopefully only these): explorer, notepad, command prompt.
Wished filetype (if possbile): bat or scf (possibly exe).

Okay, so I am sure you are all aware of what 'Show Desktop' does: what I want to achieve is a button that minimizes all windows (shows desktop) and then brings one particular executable (which can be alt-tabbed to) to the foreground. I've given this a go, and asked around with my techie friends and they hit a brick wall as well. Not sure where to go from here so I came here.
OS is xp (64 bit).
The purpose for this is to have a clock that "stays on top" of the desktop without intruding other windows :)
Thanks in advance!  :ybiggrin:

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Re: Show Desktop+

Post by crispy222 » Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:28 am

Found a temporary fix.
http://www.northcode.com/forums/showpos ... ostcount=6
EDIT::
It seems windows+m doesnt minimize the clock =o.
Any way to restore stuff minimised with windows+m???
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Re: Show Desktop+

Post by Squeezebox » Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:15 am

Winkey+M - minimise desktop.
Alt+Tab - open any running application.

You have a clock in the Notification Area always visible.
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Re: Show Desktop+

Post by crispy222 » Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:33 pm

Thanks :) Is there a way to restore all windows instantly?

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Post by Squeezebox » Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:02 pm

Not that I know of. But as you can only be active on one window at a time, using Alt+Tab isn't going to be any different to all windows being displayed.
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Re: Show Desktop+

Post by crispy222 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:29 am

ok thanks for the help :)

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