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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… –  harish.venkat Dec 30 '12 at 14:22
Technical point: Win+D is "Show Desktop". Win+M is "Minimize all" (… explains the difference) –  Gert van den Berg Dec 31 '12 at 7:34

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In Linux Mint : Windows Key (Start) + D shows the desktop.

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I have 17.2 and this does not work for me. –  burian.vlastimil Sep 12 at 7:54
I am using the same version Windows + D works for me. Go to Keyboard settings->Shortcuts->Click on "Windows" : Find the "Show Desktop" option and set your own shortcut. Hope it helps.. –  krozaine Sep 12 at 8:00
I can't find it. Could you post a picture e.g. on –  burian.vlastimil Sep 12 at 8:06
Sorry for a late reply : Here is the screenshot . link –  krozaine Sep 15 at 5:54
That's Cinnamon, right? I'm using KDE. –  burian.vlastimil Sep 15 at 5:55

On KDE, there is no shortcut set for showing desktop by default.

Navigate: Global Keyboard Shortcuts -> KDE component KWin -> Show Desktop.

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Either Window Key + d or Alt+Ctrl+d will work for minimizing the all open windows.

For Ubuntu Ctrl+Super+d is the default key for Show Desktop

For linux mint in KDE environment, default short cut for the same is Ctrl + Alt + D. See this link for more shortcut keys

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