Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck
How can the mouseover come in handy? If you need to get to the desktop, a mouseover won't do it. I don't really see a purpose for it.
Well, I'm not saying I use it a lot
, but I think I can think of at least one concrete example where I use it from time to time.
And that is, I often put a lot of sticky notes on my desktop (it varies), and the show desktop hot spot allows me to quickly glance at them without closing all my open windows.
Aside from that, there are just those times (admittedly rare, but there are times) when I simply want to see what is on my desktop without closing all my open windows -- for example, whether or not certain icons or shortcuts are present.
Sometimes I use show desktop so that I can look at the calendar and/or clock gadgets (or even other gadgets like CPU utilization). Yes, I know the date and time is displayed in the lower right corner in the task bar, but it's small print, and sometimes I just prefer to look at the gadgets since they're bigger and more appealing to look at.