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How could I unminimize all windows (at least of the current workspace)? I basically want to show on the desktop all the opened windows.

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assuming that you have minimized all the windows by using ctrl-super-D, you can unminimize them by using again ctrl-super-D.

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Just super-D is working for me. Although, I'm using LXDE. Note to self: Replace Windows logo on that key... – iyrin Jun 12 '13 at 3:47
Unfortunately, your assumption is not what I want. I want to unminimize all windows whatever means they were minimized. I don't think that there is any shortcut that does what I want. An idea would be to use wmctrl, parse all windows and unminimized them. I'm wondering if there is an option in compiz plugin to do what I want. – gregoiregentil Jun 12 '13 at 7:20

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