Minimize all programs and get to your desktop – Win+D

Press and Hold the “Windows” key and Press “D” to minimize everything and show desktop

Pro Tip

Windows+D again will return you back to normal by maximizing all windows



This will help you immensely if you ever find yourself running 2+ programs and you use your desktop for shortcuts, files etc.  In a pinch you can minimize everything, do your bidding on the desktop, and then get back to business by maximizing everything again.


In Windows 7 and 8, you can use your mouse to do the same thing by clicking in the very bottom right hand side of your screen.


Try it out

Go ahead, hit Win+D to minimize everything.  Just make sure to hit Win+D again to bring everything back so you can share this awesome tip or leave a comment below