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

  • how about minimizing the current active window? – MycrofD May 14 '19 at 13:27
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For 10.10, 13.10 and 17.10

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).

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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
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    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
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    @BobYoplait Use SUPER (windows key) + D. – Isaiah 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
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    CTRL+SUPER+D in Ubuntu 14. – UpTheCreek Nov 11 '15 at 13:37
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For 12.04, 14.04 and 16.04

The keyboard shortcut to minimize all windows is Ctrl+Super+D on Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04 and 16.04.

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Simply press and hold ,bkd>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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  • +1 for mentioning "Super key" corresponds to "Windows key"! – Semjon Mössinger Mar 11 '19 at 9:57
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Also, in 16.04 Ctrl + Super+D works to show desktop / minimise all windows. When at desktop, same can be used to restore windows before show desktop.

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Ctrl+Super+D also in Ubuntu 18.04

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  • Better to update an existing answer than dilute the information on this page with a separate one. – isherwood Jan 14 '19 at 14:54
  • Nope. Ctrl+Super+D doesn't do anything on 18.04 and later. Nor does Super+D, Ctrl+Alt+D, or any similar combination involving a D. – matteo Jul 13 at 23:31
  • But I see you can create the shortcut via Settings -> Keyboard Shortcuts as suggested in the answer for 17.10 – matteo Jul 13 at 23:35
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In my distro (Ubuntu 15.10), the shortcut is Ctrl+Alt+D.

It was the same with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (From which I upgraded later).

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    in 14.04 it is CTRL+SUPER+D – Bob Yoplait Aug 22 '15 at 19:17
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Summary of answers

10.04, 11.04: Ctrl+Alt+D

10.10, 13.10: Super+D

12.04, 14.04, 16.04, 18.04: Ctrl+Super+D

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you can setting. go to Keyboard Shortcuts.

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e.g. Change Ctrl+Super+D to Super+D

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