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In Windows systems, I use the keyboard shortcut Start-D (show desktop) a lot.

I'm using Linux Mint, and I wonder: Can I create a keyboard shortcut that will do the same?

edit after the comment from Gert van den Berg - if you could explain how to make a short-cut equivalent to Start-M that well do.

I think the windows manager is KDE.

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Which window manager? For example in IceWM Alt-Ctrl-D does the same. Note that depending on the window manager, such command may also be called like “show desktop”. –  manatwork Dec 30 '12 at 14:02
    
@manatwork how do I check what desktiop enviroment I have? –  elyashiv Dec 30 '12 at 14:11
    
@elyashiv see superuser.com/questions/96151/… –  harish.venkat Dec 30 '12 at 14:22
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Technical point: Win+D is "Show Desktop". Win+M is "Minimize all" (blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2004/05/27/… explains the difference) –  Gert van den Berg Dec 31 '12 at 7:34
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