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ALT+TAB to select desktop?

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:05 pm
by Eric23
When I use ALT+TAB to toggle through open windows there isn't an option for the desktop like in windows 7

I was running a full screen game with no other windows open and I wanted to get back to the desktop. ALT+TAB was no use because the desktop was not an option to cycle to.

I tried the windows button, but I was unable to click on anything in the menu while the game was running.

If I have any other window open while playing the full screen game I can ALT+TAB to it effectively and then use the pc with the game still running. If I have no other windows open and I want to get back to the desktop, I can't.

Is there a shortcut to minimize everything and show the desktop? I would really like the desktop to be an option to pick when using ALT+TAB. I know there is a show desktop button in the task bar, but when I pressed the windows key to show the menu I was unable to click it. The mouse was still focused on the game behind it.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Re: ALT+TAB to select desktop?

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:05 am
by vimes666
ctrl-alt-d should do that.

Re: ALT+TAB to select desktop?

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:13 am
by Eric23
vimes666 wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:05 am
ctrl-alt-d should do that.
Thanks but nope.

I found that the windows button + d did the trick though. :D