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i_karpas 03-21-2012 10:40 AM

show/hide windows icon in Ubuntu 11.10
 
:redface: I am using ubuntu 11.10 and can't find an icon or button to show or hide all open windows
Control+Alt+D works, but is there a button available?
Thank u 4 ur help

culaterout 03-24-2012 12:05 AM

There is none in Unit 2d or 3d. You must use either Avant Window Navigator or

1. sudo apt-get install wmctrl

Download widget
wget http://webupd8.googlecode.com/files/showdesktop.tar.gz
tar -xvf showdesktop.tar.gz && rm showdesktop.tar.gz
sudo mv showdesktop /usr/local/bin/

Good Luck.

Looks Like either way u have to download file.

sudo apt-cache search filename ... (this will give the exact .deb package name)


Good luck :)

i_karpas 03-24-2012 01:11 PM

show/hide windows icon for ubuntu 11.10
 
thank u culaterout
I'll try out ur suggestion and keep u informed

i_karpas 03-25-2012 03:04 AM

installed show desktop but no icon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by culaterout (Post 4634913)
There is none in Unit 2d or 3d. You must use either Avant Window Navigator or

1. sudo apt-get install wmctrl

Download widget
wget http://webupd8.googlecode.com/files/showdesktop.tar.gz
tar -xvf showdesktop.tar.gz && rm showdesktop.tar.gz
sudo mv showdesktop /usr/local/bin/

Good Luck.

Looks Like either way u have to download file.

sudo apt-cache search filename ... (this will give the exact .deb package name)


Good luck :)

Good morning claterout
I installed (succesfully) showdesktop (awn-applet-showdesktop-0.4.1~bzr1507-0ubuntu1-i386.deb) but I don't know how to use it to show/hide desktop windows, no icon is shown. during installation an icon appeared momentarily but then it was gone.

culaterout 03-25-2012 03:22 AM

Should be right click app and add icon


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