You can temporarily view the desktop using Peek. This can be useful for quickly viewing desktop gadgets and folders, or when you don’t want to minimize all open windows and then have to restore them.
Point to the Show desktop button at the end of the taskbar. The open windows fade from view, revealing the desktop.
To make the windows reappear, move the pointer away from the Show desktop button.
If you don't want the desktop to fade when you point to the Show desktop button, you can turn off this feature of Peek.
Open Taskbar and Start Menu Properties by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Taskbar and Start Menu.
Preview desktop with Aero Peek
, clear the
Use Aero Peek to preview the desktop
check box, and then click OK.
You can also use Peek to preview an open window on the desktop (and temporarily make other open windows fade). For more information about this feature of Peek, see Preview an open window on the desktop using Peek.
To learn more about Peek and related Windows 7 desktop features, see What is the Aero desktop experience?