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# 245131 20-Jan-2019 11:19
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Ok fairly unimportant query here

To minimise all my open windows and get to the desktop, i have always used "WINDOWS + D", however I read an article which stated "WINDOWS + M" was the way to do it, and yes it works perfectly well.

But my question is, is there any actual difference, apart from WINDOWS + D having the slight advantage of if you press it again it restore everything to where it was, whereas WINDOWS + M you have to do a WINDOWS +SHIFT + M to get back to where you were


Just curious as i had never heard of or used WINDOWS + M before today



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  # 2164022 20-Jan-2019 11:35
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Windows-M minimises all windows. Windows-D brings the desktop to the front, without minimising the windows.


I'm not sure of the functional difference (may depend on the app), but that's the technical one :)

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  # 2164039 20-Jan-2019 12:04
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After using windows D then everything will come back to the front once you use the desktop. Much nicer than having to restore all your windows one by one.


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