11

I'm using Debian 9.1 with KDE and would like to have a button to show all open windows. However I don't know what I should put as "Action" to get that it working. So how can I implement this? Is there a command for this?

3
  • Not sure I understand. You mean "maximize" all windows that were previously minimized (iconified)? Or see all open windows displayed as reduced tiles that do not overlap? Or something else?
    – xhienne
    Aug 21, 2017 at 22:45
  • See all open windows displayed as reduced tiles that do not overlap. So that I can click on the one I'd like to skip to.
    – mYnDstrEAm
    Aug 21, 2017 at 22:49
  • 1
    As far as I remember, using Alt+Tab showed the open windows as thumbnails if configured correctly. This was on KDE Plasma 4.
    – Bob
    Aug 22, 2017 at 0:55

2 Answers 2

15

The default action to show present windows is

ctrl+F9

This will zoom out and show all open windows.

Alternatively

If you go to

System settings - Desktop behavior - Screen edges

You can set

present windows (all desktops/current desktop/current application)

On one of the 8 screen edge actions, that way you just push your mouse cursor to whichever edge you created the action for, and it will accomplish the same thing.

3
  • Thank you ctrl+F9 was the shortcut I was looking for. However instead of just the keyboard-shortcut I need an action/command that I can assign to a button to execute this.
    – mYnDstrEAm
    Aug 22, 2017 at 9:50
  • 2
    Okay so I had to install xautomation (for xte) and the action/command I was looking for seems to be "xte 'keydown Control_L' 'key F9' 'keyup Control_L'". It's not fully working but maybe I'll fix the problems later. The shortcut can be found under Global Keyboard Shortcuts -> KWin -> Toggle Present Windows (Current desktop).
    – mYnDstrEAm
    Aug 22, 2017 at 11:26
  • Got it working via this command: "sleep 0.2 && xte 'keydown Control_L' 'key F9' 'keyup Control_L'" for xbindkeys.
    – mYnDstrEAm
    Aug 22, 2017 at 11:35
0

Hi this seems like a KDE issue. In the KDE docs there are few shortcuts already defined see. docs.kde.org
maybe ctrl+F10 or ctrl+F9. If one of those doesn't suit then you can probably look through the KDE docs to find the action you want.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.