Minimise all windows instantly in Vista

Minimise all windows instantly in Vista

Summary: Cluttered desktop? To instantly minimise all your open windows, press the Windows key and the letter M.

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Cluttered desktop? To instantly minimise all your open windows, press the Windows key and the letter M. This 26 second video demonstrates the action. This shortcut also works with Windows XP.

We spoke to Microsoft Australia's Paul Randle for these tips and tricks.

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Topics: Windows, Browser, Microsoft

Munir Kotadia

About Munir Kotadia

Munir first became involved with online publishing in 1998 when he joined ZDNet UK and later moved into print publishing as Chief Reporter for IT Week, part of ZDNet UK, a weekly trade newspaper targeted at Enterprise IT managers. He later moved back into online publishing as Senior News Reporter for ZDNet UK.

Munir was recognised as Australia's Best Technology Columnist at the 5th Annual Sun Microsystems IT Journalism Awards 2007. In the previous year he was named Best News Journalist at the Consensus IT Writers Awards.

He no longer uses his Commodore 64.

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  • Uhm..

    This is not a new feature. To minimize all your windows on an XP machine you press the windows key + D.
    anonymous
  • not so correct

    but Win D hides everything, including some desktop gadgets, while Win M really only minimalize all windows, which is better for that task. thx for the video.
    anonymous