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Is there a keyboard shortcut to minimize all windows, like Super+M on Windows?

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Super+D is the default keyboard shortcut for minimizing all windows in Ubuntu 10.10.
You can change it to Super+M like it is in Windows using the Keyboard Shortcuts utility:
System ➜ Preferences ➜ Keyboard Shortcuts

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Note: The keyboard shortcut Super+M is used by both the Messaging Menu (see this question for a solution) and the Negative Compiz plugin (You can disable or change its keyboard shortcuts by using compizconfig-settings-manager Install compizconfig-settings-manager).

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In 10.04 and 11.04 ctrl-alt-d does this, weird that it got changed for 10.10 and then back. –  Jorge Castro Feb 23 '11 at 19:19
    
no luck with CTRL+ALT+D on my Ubuntu 10.10 / 64 bits desktop. CTRL+ALT+L work to lock the screen though... –  Bob Yoplait Feb 23 '11 at 19:45
    
@BobYoplait Use SUPER (windows key) + D. –  Alvin Row Feb 23 '11 at 19:46
    
Got you, the message must have been edited because at first, it was CTRL+ALT. Thanks. –  Bob Yoplait Feb 23 '11 at 19:54
    
CTRL+ALT+D on Ubuntu 10.04. –  Bob Yoplait May 13 '12 at 16:06

For 12.04

The keyboard shortcut to minimize all windows is Ctrl+Super+D on my Ubuntu.

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which Ubuntu version ? –  Bob Yoplait May 18 '12 at 7:32
    
Same shortcut works for 14.x too –  Joshua Kissoon Jul 3 at 13:08

Simply press and hold Super key(Which is generally the key with windows logo on it) you will get list of all the shortcuts. in my Ubuntu 12.04 minimizing all windows in Ctrl+Super+D

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