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Old 04-02-2006, 06:28 PM   #1
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how to "show desktop"

How do u "show show desktop" like u do in windows when u press that buttom on taskbar.This buttom is REALLY helpfull.I got to close about 6 windows to view my desktop in linux
Old 04-02-2006, 06:36 PM   #2
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Hi Friend,

That totally depends on your window manager, you see windows only comes with one window manager, and your forced to use it wether you like it or not. Linux on the other hand comes with a massive number of available window managers, let us know which you are using (or if your using the standard suse one) and im sure someone will know the sortcut your looking for.

Old 04-02-2006, 06:53 PM   #3
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I see this button on my FC3 box but i don't know how to create it
Old 04-02-2006, 06:56 PM   #4
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In KDE it's right click task bar:

Panel Menu >> Add >> Special Button >> Desktop Access.

Although if your getting cluttered you may want to make better use of multiple desktops and use your pager...

Old 04-02-2006, 07:02 PM   #5
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When asking questions provide detailed info e.g. in this case, the desktop environment or window manager you are using. If using KDE, right click on an empty space on the panel -> add applet to panel -> show desktop. For GNOME you follow a similar procedure.
Old 04-02-2006, 07:28 PM   #6
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ok i did it.It was right there under my nose.Thnx a lot
(Using KDE)
Old 04-06-2006, 09:08 PM   #7
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In KDE, you can show desktop using "CTRL + ALT + D" shortcut. (You can change this using Keyboard Shortcuts in KDE control center)


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