How to hide all windows at once = show desktop with icons only?

pstein

Extraordinary Member
#1
Assume I have multiple windows open (browser, WinExplorer, Word,...).

Is there a way to hide all these windows at once to show only desktop, then double click on one of the icons on desktop to start another prgm and finally re-show the previously hidden windows again?

Peter
 


patcooke

Microsoft MVP
Staff member
Premium Supporter
Microsoft MVP
#2
If your keyboard has the "windows" key you can do this by pressing windows and "d." Press again to redisplay all windows.
 


nmsuk

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#3
Or right click the taskbar and select show desktop
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#4
or open the new program, click on hold the window like you're going to move it and shake the window (mouse)
 


#5
On a PC, try pressing Alt+Tab simultaneously to minimize each window individually or use taskbar buttons to minimize all open windows at once.
 


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