Minimize All Window Short-Cut

Greetings from CSI Onsite’s Front Office. Once again we continue our quest to aid you in maximizing your time and effort in front of the computer…I know, sounds hokey, but that is really how we think about this stuff.

Today we come to you with a quick and easy Keyboard short-cut that can boost your productivity and reduce your “mouse” muscles/tendons strain. It is the”Minimize All Windows“short cut.

You will find this useful if you are a person who tends to have numerous windows open on your desktop. For instance, say you have QuickBooks, Internet Explorer, Outlook and a Word Doc all opened and running at the same time. Then, you have the need to access a database like ACT to retrieve a phone number to make a call. You could minimize each open file/program one at a time with your mouse or you can use the very useful Minimize All Windows shortcut.

Here is the shortcut:

Push and hold down the “Windows” key. Then push the “D” key one time. These keystrokes will cause all of your open windows to minimize showing you your desktop.  Now you can access what you need on your desktop.

If your computer has a Windows 7 operating system, you will also find a button on the lower right hand corner of the desktop that will minimize all of the open windows. If you hover the cursor over the button it will preview the action, clicking on the button brings about the minimization of all windows.

Now you try it and please let us how it turns out. If you have any questions or comments for us please feel free to contact us by phone, email, or comment on this post.

Happy keyboarding!

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