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Old 08-17-2005, 12:04 PM   #1
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Show Desktop


Is there a function similir to the one in Windows XP that shows the desktop? As of now and many times I have around 10 tasks open and I want to minimize them all quickly to reach my desktop, of corse it would make sense that this shortcut be on my taskbar somewhere... how can I do this?
 
Old 08-17-2005, 12:07 PM   #2
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I haven't seen one, but it'll depend on whatever window manager/GUI you use. You could of course just switch to another workspace .
 
Old 08-17-2005, 12:11 PM   #3
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wow, omg. I didn't even think of that

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# chmod how_to_use_linux_first.rtf
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Old 08-17-2005, 12:13 PM   #4
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xfce4 has a show desktop plugin. and i'm sure KDE has a show desktop somewhere. usually i just mouse wheel to another workspace as Nylex said.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 12:15 PM   #5
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xfce4 has a show desktop plugin.
It does?! Heh, I never knew that.. oops!
 
Old 08-17-2005, 12:31 PM   #6
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It does?! Heh, I never knew that.. oops!
i think it does.

<googles>
yep, it does:
http://xfce-goodies.berlios.de/

 
Old 08-17-2005, 02:14 PM   #7
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Re: Show Desktop

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Originally posted by RedHatCore
Is there a function similir to the one in Windows XP that shows the desktop? As of now and many times I have around 10 tasks open and I want to minimize them all quickly to reach my desktop, of corse it would make sense that this shortcut be on my taskbar somewhere... how can I do this?
KDE and GNOME have this. On GNOME its enabled by default on most distros, just check on the bottom panel. On KDE you can add it by right clicking on a free space on kicker, click add to panel -> special button -> desktop access. I think XFCE has it as well, but I have not used it for a couple of weeks so can't confirm this.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 02:58 PM   #8
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XFCE > 4.0 does have the show desktop button for the taskbar. I believe you have to install the xfce-goodies package, though.

It is actually pretty configurable, too...you can choose many different ways to display (two buttons for up/down or one, etc).
 
Old 08-17-2005, 05:40 PM   #9
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Shame Windows-key +M doesn't work Tell me if a WM does actually use it.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 06:57 PM   #10
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Shame Windows-key +M doesn't work Tell me if a WM does actually use it.
When I come to think of it, I have missed that feature, and most of all the Win+R = Run command line. Luckily it's an easy fix, at least in GNOME. The keyboard shortcuts control panel have all the necessary settings.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 09:49 PM   #11
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Window-Key+M works! thanks!
 
Old 08-17-2005, 10:21 PM   #12
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If you want to add the "Desktop" shortcut icon into your taskbar in KDE, just rightclick in the taskbar > Add to Panel > Special Button > Desktop Access -- J.W.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 11:08 PM   #13
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wow, you people are awesome!
 
Old 08-17-2005, 11:38 PM   #14
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When I come to think of it, I have missed that feature, and most of all the Win+R = Run command line.
Alt + F2 does essentially the same thing in most Desktop Environments
 
Old 08-18-2005, 05:54 AM   #15
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Hi,
Ctrl + alt + D is used to goto the desktop directly if you opened many application windows ( This will work fine in KDE).
 
  


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