Minimising all open windows to view the desktop


There are different ways to minimize all of your open windows at once.

Picture of the Show desktop button on the taskbar
Show desktop button on the taskbar

To minimize open windows using the mouse

  • Click the Show desktop button at the end of the notification area on the taskbar. (To restore minimized windows, click the Show desktop button again.)

To minimize open windows using the keyboard

  • Press the Windows logo key Picture of the Windows logo key +D. (To restore minimized windows, press the Windows logo key Picture of the Windows logo key +D again.)

Note

  • You can also press the Windows logo key Picture of the Windows logo key +M to minimize open windows, and press the Windows logo key Picture of the Windows logo key +Shift+M to restore them.