I was watching someone use her computer at work the other day, and I was amazed to see that she was unaware of a simple way to minimize all her windows. She went to each one, clicked on the minimize button – for like 5 windows. That’s a waste of time.
There are 3 very fast ways to do this:
1. Press your Windows key + M for minimize. The fastest way. The Windows key is between your Control and Alt keys on the lower left of your keyboard.
2. Similarly, you can press Windows key + D (D for desktop). This one is cool in that if you press the hotkey combo again, you’ll see all your windows maximized again. Option 1 does not do this.
2. If you insist in the mouse, you can do this – Right click on the toolbar on the bottom of your windows, you know, the one w/ the start button on the bottom left. Select Toolbars > Quick Launch. This will add some more icons to your toolbar. Press the icon w/ the blue and white trapezoid to see your desktop. You don’t have to do this whole thing every time. Next time, you can just press the icon, b/c it will always be there.