How to Enable or Disable Show Desktop on Taskbar on Windows 11?

The modern Windows operating system has many new features and improvements. It may take some time to use this new operating system. It may take some time to use this new operating system. Because Microsoft has simplified the taskbar, several operating habits (and the Start menu) need to be changed. The appearance of the taskbar has changed in Windows 11. The Show Desktop button is not visible on the right side of the taskbar.

The Show Desktop option allows you to minimize all the existing windows on your Windows 11/10 PC and visit your Desktop. People generally use it for a time out when they feel overwhelmed by the number of tasks running on their desktops. You may not recognize this option by its name, but it is the button on the right-most area of your taskbar in the System Tray.

This risewindows article will guide you on how to Enable or Disable Show Desktop on Taskbar in Windows 11.

How to Enable or Disable the Show Desktop Button using the Settings app?

To turn on/off the “show desktop” button on the taskbar, use the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open Windows Settings by pressing the Windows + I keys combination.


Step 2. Select the Personalization category from the left sidebar.

Step 3. Then, click on the Taskbar option.

Step 4. After that, please scroll down to the bottom of the Taskbar Settings pane and click the Taskbar behaviors header to expand its contents.

Step 5. Lastly, check or uncheck the option “Select the far corner of the taskbar to show the desktop.” to enable or disable this feature.

That’s it.

How to Use the Registry Editor to Turn On or Off the Show Desktop Button?

To enable or disable the “Show Desktop” button on the Windows 11 taskbar, do the following:-

Step 1. First, click on Windows + R keys combination to open the Run dialog box.

Step 2. Now, type the following and then hit Enter from the keyboard to open the Registry Editor window:-




Step 3. When the Registry Editor window opens, browse to the following key from the left sidebar:-\


Step 4. Next, on the right side of the “Advanced” folder, locate the TaskbarSD and then double-click on it to modify its “Value data.” Set the following value:-

  • 0 – Disables the “Show Desktop” option.
  • 1 – Enables the “Show Desktop” option.

Finally, click the OK button.

Once you perform the above steps, “Show Desktop” will appear/disappear immediately according to your needs when you hover the mouse over the far corner on the Windows 11 Taskbar. No need to restart your computer to apply the changes.

That’s it for the article.

Good luck & Keep growing, guys.

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