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I want to be able to hide all the windows quickly.

How can i make an icon or entering which command will help me to hide all of the opened windows and show me a desktop?

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Ctrl-Win-D is the keyboard shortcut to show/hide the desktop. –  izx Jun 21 '12 at 8:39
    
In KDE it is Glogal Keyboard Shortcuts -> KWin -> Show Desktop - which actually toggles show desktop. –  Adobe Jun 21 '12 at 10:48
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If you hold down the 'super' key, which on my keyboard is the Windows key, for a second you can see a list of keyboard shortcuts pop up.

One of them is ctrl + super + D to minimize all open windows, i.e. to go to the desktop.

Due to the debate below, I feel compelled to amend my answer to note that on some systems, the shortcut may be ctrl + alt + D

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In mine its ctrl + super + D, not ctrl + alt + D –  Shutupsquare Jun 21 '12 at 10:22
    
@StephenMartin , yes, that's what it is on mine too, and what my answer originally said. I don't know why Benjamin edited it. Editing it back to the original, and correct, answer. –  Don Jun 21 '12 at 10:35
    
Ctrl+Alt+D in 12.04 –  darryn.ten Jun 21 '12 at 12:25
    
@darryn.ten : 12.04 is what I have as well, but the shortcut is, on my system, ctrl+super+D –  Don Jun 21 '12 at 12:46
    
Interesting that there is a difference.. –  darryn.ten Jun 21 '12 at 12:47
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official documentation:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KeyboardShortcuts

how to personalize the key combination:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1735542

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