In Windows 7 I always need something on my desktop but I can never find things, Is there a way to view the desktop a better way?
Ken knows that my desktop has way too many items on it. Not a good way to organize it.
So for me this is a requirement. All you need to do is a simple change to the taskbar. Right-click on the taskbar, and choose Properties, to launch the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog. Under the Toolbars tab, check off the Desktop button.
Now on the taskbar you have a Menu item named Desktop. All you now need to do is click on this menu and you will get a submenu of all of the items on your desktop.
This list as mine is still very long and a little hard to navigate, but it is so much better than trying to find things on the desktop. Yes I should clean up my desktop and organize it, but it is still so much better.
Give this a try.
http://www.computershopper.com/feature/50-windows-7-tips-tweaks-and-secrets/access-the-windows-desktop-without-minimizing-anything Works in Windows 10 as well