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Windows 7: Icon to get to Desktop?

28 Mar 2011   #1
Dwyman

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Icon to get to Desktop?

I am a new Windows 7 user & am looking to replicate a function that I had in XP. I had an icon at the bottom of my screen which allowed me to get directly to my desktop, eliminating the need to close or minimize every open application. Is there something I can do in this OS? Thanks.


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28 Mar 2011   #2
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You got it and in Windows 7.
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Show Desktop


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28 Mar 2011   #3
bridges

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

To the right of the time will see a separate bar. Hovering mouse over the bar will clear the screen, click on the bar and that will minimize open windows.
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28 Mar 2011   #4
pricetech

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

You can also use winkey + m to minimize all.
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28 Mar 2011   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pricetech View Post
You can also use winkey + m to minimize all.
You certainly can but how can you reverse that and maximise again?
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28 Mar 2011   #6
fafhrd

Win 7 Ult + Starter, XP Pro +Home, 2kAS, Linux Mint 8, SuperOS
 
 

winlogo key + shift + m

to restore minimised windows

For a list of windows keyboard shortcuts see:

Shortcut Keys for Windows 7

If you want the Quick Launch Bar in Windows 7

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable
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31 Mar 2011   #7
pricetech

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
winlogo key + shift + m

to restore minimised windows
I had forgotten that.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
For a list of windows keyboard shortcuts see:

Shortcut Keys for Windows 7
Most comprehensive list I've seen yet. Thanks for the link.
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31 Mar 2011   #8
RealPetChicken

Windows Seven Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
winlogo key + shift + m

to restore minimised windows

For a list of windows keyboard shortcuts see:

Shortcut Keys for Windows 7

If you want the Quick Launch Bar in Windows 7

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable
Wow, never knew how many shortcuts there is. Thanks for the link.
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