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Show Desktop button too narrow on Windows 10
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DannyMeister
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Since upgrading to Windows 10, the Show Desktop button has become a sliver too small for me to reliably click with my mouse on all but the right-most monitor. They are the same size on all monitors, but of course the right one has essentially infinite size because moving beyond the edge of the screen constrains your cursor to the edge. On my other two monitors, I frequently click either the clock to the left or the start button on the next monitor. It is only 4 pixels to the right of the border to hit.

Can we have a feature to increase the size of the Show Desktop button? I know it currently auto adjusts based on detecting whether Windows has its touch features enabled, but I want to force a wider setting regardless. Not sure how wide the button gets when touch is detected... I certainly don't need this to be finger wide, but it would probably be acceptable to provide a boolean setting rather than being able to specify an exact size if that is preferable by the DF designers/devs.

Thank you for considering this enhancement.
Aug 29, 2017 (modified Aug 29, 2017)  • #1
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Unfortunately it doesn't look like there's a way to increase the size of the Show Desktop button on Windows 10 :(
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-start/how-can-i-make-the-show-desktop-button-bigger/2c54f48f-e069-4694-b561-1b395c252325

However, a couple of things that might help: In Windows 10, the mouse should snag in the corners of the monitors, so if you move your mouse right down to the bottom right corner, it should stick there for a second, making it easier to click the button. You can also use Win + D on the keyboard for Show Desktop.

Hope that helps!
Aug 31, 2017  • #2
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Sep 1, 2017  • #3
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DannyMeister
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Oh, I was under the impression that DisplayFusion was actually rendering its own taskbar and had the option of customizing it beyond what Windows allows.

Thanks for the tip on Windows holding the cursor in the bottom corner. I didn't know that. Some experimentation showed me I was naturally trying to hit the button in the direct middle both X and Y. I think I can adjust my habit to snag along the very bottom.

Alan, that looks like a utility that would do what I need. I might try it... I'm just sometimes a bit skeptical of installing something from a software download site rather than either from a well-known trusted company or from a GitHub open source project. :)
Sep 1, 2017  • #4
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@Danny: We could possible adjust the size on the DisplayFusion taskbar, just not on the Windows taskbar. If snagging it in the bottom corner doesn't work out, please let us know and I'll add it to our feature request list.

Thanks!
Sep 5, 2017  • #5
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