Windows 7 is Microsoft's new flagship operating system. In Windows Vista and Windows XP, Microsoft provided an older taskbar that allowed you to click a "Show Desktop" button. In Windows 7, the taskbar was redesigned and you no longer can click the "Show Desktop" button. Hidden on the new taskbar in Windows 7 is a way to "Show Desktop." When you click the "Show Desktop" button, it minimized all open windows and shows your desktop. It was an easy way to remove clutter quickly.
Locate your taskbar at the bottom of your computer.
Move your mouse to the far right-hand corner of your taskbar. You will see the time and date, and to the right, a small rectangular box.
Hover over the box to quickly show your desktop or click the box to minimize all windows and show your desktop.
Tips & Warnings
- Click Windows key + M to automatically minimize all windows from your keyboard.
- Click Windows key + space bar to quickly view your desktop and then return to your existing window.
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