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Old 03-21-2012, 10:40 AM   #1
i_karpas
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Question show/hide windows icon in Ubuntu 11.10


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
 
Old 03-24-2012, 12:05 AM   #2
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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
 
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:11 PM   #3
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Smile show/hide windows icon for ubuntu 11.10

thank u culaterout
I'll try out ur suggestion and keep u informed
 
Old 03-25-2012, 03:04 AM   #4
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installed show desktop but no icon

Quote:
Originally Posted by culaterout View Post
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.
 
Old 03-25-2012, 03:22 AM   #5
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Should be right click app and add icon
 
  


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