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for Windows NT5 - How can I Alt+Tab so that eventualy I see the desktop like in Windows 3.1

I know I have the task bar at the button of the screen. I just don't want to take my hands off the keyboard.

Thanks for your help.

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alt + spacebar + n   (minimize)
           or
ctrl + esc  (start menu)
          or
create a shortcut on the desktop which points to:
"C:\WINNT\Profiles\Alesh\Desktop\Show Desktop.scf"  and then asign a key combination to it (right click, properties, shortcut, shortcut key), for example ctrl + alt + d.
Show desktop doesn't do anything else but minimize all windows.

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Alesh,

Thank you for your call.

I did not like the other options. I want to go directly to the desktop.

This will look more like my situation but it told me the file cannot be found, so I could not create the shortcut.

"C:\WINNT\Profiles\Administrator\Desktop\Show Desktop.scf"

Any ideas?

Thanks again


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Hogan, you should have a launch area on your taskbar for IE, Express, View Channels, etc. next to your Start button -- well, 'cause one of the icons is Show Desktop.  This icon immediately minimizes all programs and shows the desktop.  At least I have this feature on my (NT5) workstation.
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if you have a W95 style keyboard.. just use "Windowskey+M"

and the "shift+windowskey+m" to restore.
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Actualy the short cut to the desktop in using the windowskey (the little MS logo key) plus letter "D" ie.. windowskey+D should
give you the desktop, implementing the same function will restore the open programs...

hope it works for you it does for me.
Also win nt 5.0 is a a beta stage so alot of headache are expected.
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