I just upgraded to 11.10 from 11.04. Previously the shortcut to show the desktop was Super +D (same as in Windows), But now it is not working. What is the new shortcut?
1In my 18.04, the default shortcut for this action is Ctrl+F12.– Mikhail LisakovOct 7, 2020 at 16:13
For 11.10 and 12.10
Control-Alt-D shows the desktop for me
For 12.04 and up
Control-Super-D works for me
3after it shows my desktop,I just take my cursor to the far left of the screen and the launcher appears.. however, I needed to know if there is a way we can change this shortcut back to 'Super' + d ?? Oct 25, 2011 at 0:03
13@Swapnil Narendra: Yes. You can do it by reassigning the shortcut. in keyboard utility on the shortcut tab select navigation then you can see a shortcut named 'Hide all normal windows' change it's shortcut to Super +d– aneeshepNov 4, 2011 at 4:44
@shymik: It hides the launcher too..– aneeshepNov 4, 2011 at 4:45
4I couldn't get it to work in 13.10. Shortcut seems assigned in shortcuts area but doesn't work (i.e. does nothing when pressed). The original shortcut keeps working though. Oct 28, 2013 at 13:42
3Note to users with WINDOWS button -- Control-Super-D = Control-WINDOWS-D for us.– Hack-RNov 26, 2016 at 16:52
In Settings, select keyboard then go to shortcut tab -> navigation -> Hide all normal windows -> click on predefined shortcut and press your preferred combination of keys such as Super and D.