Mimic Apple's "F11->Show Desktop" command in Windows
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In OSX, hitting F11 will show the desktop. You can emulate this
behavior in windows
  1. Create a shortcut to
    "C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Show Desktop.scf"
  2. Drag the shortcut to your start menu.
  3. Right-click on the shortcut, select properties, and add a shortcut key of "ALT+F11" or something to your liking.
UPDATE: "Windows Key + D" already does this. As I've been unofficially boycotting the windows key ever since its debut, I had no idea. Maybe it's time to end the boycott. And maybe I should have been suspicious of a keyboard tip passed on to me by a man who has yet to even own a keyboard with a windows key on it.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is this different than the "windows key + m" combination that Windows already has?

Sun Mar 05, 02:27:00 PM  
Blogger Eric Mortensen said...

i'd never used that command before, but now that i have, i find that pressing it a second time does not restore all the apps to the screen like this command does.

maybe you can remap windows + m to this command instead?

Sun Mar 05, 02:33:00 PM  
Blogger Shiggy said...

Or windows key + D, for that matter.

Sun Mar 05, 03:13:00 PM  
Blogger Eric Mortensen said...

ok shig. now there ya go. unlike anonymous dude, you're right on the money there.

Sun Mar 05, 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice tip about windows-d

if you use windows-m to make the apps go away, you can use shift-windows-m to bring them back.

Sun Mar 05, 05:09:00 PM  

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