In 16.04 there was a button on the dock you could click that would minimize all open applications. Is there a similar button in 18.04?

It looked like this:

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There are threads explaining relatively complex ways to get this looking like it did in Unity, but what I did was go to the Ubuntu Software Center (app store) and just type in "Show Desktop Button" there is a little add on you can install which puts a little house icon on your top panel that you can click on to do exactly what you want :)

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    Not "exactly what you want", that extension adds the icon to the top bar, OP wants it in the dock.
    – pomsky
    Sep 9, 2018 at 15:09
  • Oh that's true! It is prettier on the doc, aesthetically...
    – Rabbit
    Sep 9, 2018 at 15:10
  • This fix doesn't see to work in 20.04, head for the Gabriel Staples Option 1 solution in the duplicate linked at the top of the page
    – Rabbit
    May 24, 2020 at 15:37

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