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Old 12-27-2007, 04:07 PM   #1
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minimizing all windows


How could I make a keyboard shortcut to minimize all windows? If I wanted to use the mouse, I could click SHow Desktop, but I can't figure out how to make a keyboard shortcut to that. I looked for "show desktop" and "minimize all windows" in the global shortcuts, but could not find them. In Windows, I found the Show Desktop file (whatever the extension was) in one of the Windows subdirectories, put a shortcut to it in the Start Menu, and assigned Ctrl+Alt+Down to it.

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Old 12-27-2007, 09:12 PM   #2
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I'm assuming (since you didn't say) that you're using KDE.

If you have the ShowDesktop icon in the taskbar already, then you can use

System Settings|Regional and Accessibility|Input Actions

to add a keyboard shortcut to the following command:

Code:
dcop kicker $(dcop kicker qt objects | grep ShowDesktop | head -n 1 | tr '(' ' 
' | awk '{ print $1; }') toggle
(from http://ml.osdir.com/kde.devel.kwin/2.../msg00162.html)

Edit:
If you don't already have the icon, you can add it by right-clicking the taskbar, clicking 'add applet to panel' and adding 'show desktop'

Last edited by fuzzyworm; 12-27-2007 at 09:15 PM. Reason: slight rephrasing, and addition of how to add icon if you don't already have it
 
Old 12-28-2007, 12:09 PM   #3
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minimize all windows
Try <ctrl> + <alt> + d

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Old 12-28-2007, 01:54 PM   #4
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That ought to do it
 
  


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