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#1 Redestium

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 05:15

These two keyboard shortcuts do the same thing as far as I can see but for some reason Win+M does it smoother (no flickering desktop icons). Does anyone know any more about what’s going on with this:unsure:e:


#2 vetdreamz

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 05:18

win + d = show desktop
win + m = minimize all

slightly different. :)

#3 eversor

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 05:24

yeah with win + d you can toggle between desktop and your open windows with win + m you can just minimize it once and for all

#4 OP Redestium

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 06:12

win + d = show desktop
win + m = minimize all

slightly different. :)

But minimizing all is showing desktop. :blink: :laugh: :wacko:

And lets not forget win+shift+m to toggle. Confusing...

#5 iczman

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 06:16

wow i never used win + m and it's so much smoother and quicker than win + d, but i only have a win key at the left hand side of the keyboard :( (ms multimedia natural keyboard). but it's kindda hard to press win + shift + m to get the windows back, where win + d will do the same with keys much closer :p

#6 Gibwar

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 06:37

If I remember right Win+M minimizes only minimizable windows, so things like the desktop properties are still showing (or other things that can't be minimized). And Win+D just hides everything.

#7 vetdreamz

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 14:17

If I remember right Win+M minimizes only minimizable windows, so things like the desktop properties are still showing (or other things that can't be minimized). And Win+D just hides everything.

exactly.

if you do win + m, things like y'z dock and miranda will stay open while all the browser windows will minimize. win + d will show the desktop, so y'z dock and miranda will also disappear.

the difference is rather subtle.

#8 OP Redestium

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 17:59

exactly.

if you do win + m, things like y'z dock and miranda will stay open while all the browser windows will minimize. win + d will show the desktop, so y'z dock and miranda will also disappear.

the difference is rather subtle.

Gotcha.

#9 yudi_lks

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 18:37

Wow.. New infor for me...