So this one has been bugging me to the point I wish I could call and ask Microsoft!
Windows 7 articles love to point out the "Show desktop" feature, the one where you hover the end of the taskbar and the desktop displays (every window open fading out, except for gadgets).
But nobody says why it is so cool! WHAT IS IT FOR!?
On the Mac, there's an Expose button to move all windows out of the way, but then while that feature is active you can move the mouse, do something on the desktop (like rename a file, copy some files, etc.); so the feature looks like a "quickly do something on the desktop" feature.
But on windows, all you can do is look. The mouse moves, all windows go back to normal.
Now, that gadgets don't fade out suggests that it is a way to look at your gadgets -- but Windows-G does that, and better (by bringing them up).
So, who dares try to give their best shot at:
Why is that feature there?
perhaps by simply answering:
When have you used it and what did you gain by using it?