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Windows 7 Show Desktop Button Remover is a free tiny portable tool that removes the show desktop button (at the right-corner of the taskbar) in Windows 7.

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Just run the tool as administrator and click Remove Show Desktop Button. Now the show desktop button will be removed.
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:iconrain321cz:
rain321cz Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
I removed the button, but then i restored it with command line. But the app still thinks the button is removed, is there any way to reset the settings of the app so i can remove it again?
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Run this from command line:
REG DELETE HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run /v RemoveShowDesktopButton /f
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:iconfadzilrosly:
fadzilrosly Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
nice job
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:iconmiguemaisares:
MigueMaisares Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
work it in w7 x64 :)
Thanks!
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:iconkioshi88:
kioshi88 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
x64?
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:iconfireviperwolf:
FireViperWolf Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Pretty useless as the button disappears (only HALF of it) for a while but comes back every time .-. Also, it pretty much fd up my explorer..... nice one.
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:iconkeepitoriginal:
KeepItOriginal Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
It only makes it smaller...
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:iconlazerflip:
LazerFlip Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, but the button reappears all the time. I couldn't find W7SDBR.exe which you were talking about in other comments.
Thanks :)
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:iconcleris96:
Cleris96 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
I love it!
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:iconkdlancer:
kdlancer Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
All of your projects that were linked to Win2Doors no longer work. They all give a 404 error when downloading.
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:iconrobotzer:
robotzer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Yeah,that is true.
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:iconscarygiraffes22:
scarygiraffes22 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
would you mind modifying it for vertical taskbars and for tablet pc's? since i have a tablet installed, windows makes the button fatter, so it was only moved half off the screen D:..
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:iconsarusake:
SaruSake Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student Interface Designer
It's not working for me anymore maybe because of sp1. But when i run it it does remove the show desktop button but after like maybe 30 seconds the button reappears.
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:icondead4me:
Dead4me Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It you click om the show hidden icons carrot the space will reappear to the right of the clock. :(
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:icondead4me:
Dead4me Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Much better now, this will look much better on my laptop's smaller screen. :)
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:icondead4me:
Dead4me Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the app, and some of the others I have tried. I hope the new version is available soon as I like many others would love to have the clock, and such moved over were the button was. smaller screens can use all the taskbar space they can get.
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Updated
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:iconalmigo:
ALMIGO Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Perfect thanks !!!
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
:iconyourewelcomesignplz:
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:iconchristofferkarlsson:
christofferkarlsson Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Make a program which let the Rocketdock or Objectdock app to stay when you press the "Show desktop button"?
- Yes, I know WINDOWS BUTTON + M will work, but it feels a little bit bad, if you see what I mean? Would be awesome. And Kishan, you're programs are awesome, and your replies are always fast, keep it up dude!
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
I am planning some new features for the next version of this tool and it will contain the option to blacklist and whitelist apps.
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:iconchristofferkarlsson:
christofferkarlsson Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
I see. Fine you're continuing on it. But please think about my idea, I'm quite sure people would appreciate it, as programs such as Rocketdock are fancy and nice looking on your customized desktop! :)
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Of course
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:icongoldsparexe:
GoldsparEXE Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
My avira says this is a virus...?
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
It's a false positive.
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:iconhydracat:
HydraCat Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
you are awesome
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Thanks!
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:iconhitman7112:
Hitman7112 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
::Hey um your program is detected as a virus by Hitman Pro...I know its not, but I had to let you know::
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
False positive
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:icondreamphreak:
DreamPhreak Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
But i love this "boss key" button thing. One click hides "everything" no one should see lol.

But, it does look REALLY nice without it. :D
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
:D
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:iconfredellini:
fredellini Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
it's not working whenever i restart win7 64bit, it reshows the button.
also the little tool under c:\w7sdbr.exe is detected as a trojan!
regards
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
The file C:\Windows\W7SDBR.exe is the tool itself which runs at startup and removes the show desktop button. After restarting, the show desktop button still reappears because your anti-virus is blocking the tool. It is a false positive so you will have to add an exclusion for that file in your anti-virus. After that, it will work fine.
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:iconampangel:
ampangel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Does not work at all for me. I select to remove it. It just sits there. CTRL+ALT+DEL, kill explorer, does not help. I kill Explorer again, then run the application through Task Manager (As admin) and still nothing. Even have done a reboot after. :/

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Edition.
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Are you using a different modded explorer or SP1?
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:iconampangel:
ampangel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Is there anyway to manually remove the "Show Desktop" button?

Like, a .reg file added to the registry or editing values?
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Nope, the only way is to remove it is the tool.
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:iconampangel:
ampangel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nope. Neither. Using Explorer 6.1.7600.16450.
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Do the following:
1. Run the tool and select Add.
2. Restart.
3. Run the tool again and select Remove.
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b3nnyk Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Just to point a few things out: If the explorer.exe process is ended, and restarted the button comes back. The app doesn't notice that the button is there so you need to click add, and then remove it again. Also, like many other people said (you're probably annoyed of hearing this a million times), the space. :XD:

Cheers, Benny.
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
It removes the button at startup. That's the reason if you restart explorer, the button will be back. As for the space, an update is coming soon.
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:iconb3nnyk:
b3nnyk Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Alright sounds great, I think you should try to do something with the explorer thing though... in another future version. :p
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
That would take up unnecessary memory.
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:iconb3nnyk:
b3nnyk Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Alright, just a thought.
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Will see if there is any other method
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:iconb3nnyk:
b3nnyk Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Wow, double comment? :confused:
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:iconb3nnyk:
b3nnyk Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Just to point a few things out: If the explorer.exe process is ended, and restarted the button comes back. The app doesn't notice that the button is there so you need to click add, and then remove it again. Also, like many other people said (you're probably annoyed of hearing this a million times), the space. :XD:

Cheers, Benny.
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:iconpickyaxe:
Pickyaxe Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Oh wow I've been waiting to do this since Windows 7 RC. Thank you very much, and if you don't mind I'll spread this around.

Also, seconding the removal of the free space in case you ever make another version.
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:iconkishan-bagaria:
Kishan-Bagaria Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
You're welcome. Feel free to spread it. I am going to update it in the coming weeks.
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:iconrealitytouchdesign:
RealityTouchDesign Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Good job, i love your apps;)
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