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Is There Any Fast, Easy And Quick Means To Get Back To The Linux Ubuntu Desktop With One Or The Fewest Number Clicks By Chance Instead Of Minimizing Each Window In Order To See The Entire Desktop?

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Hello. I have a question regarding Linux Ubuntu v.11.10 64-bit operating system.

Is there any fast, easy and quick means to get back to the desktop with one or the fewest number clicks in my version of Linux Ubuntu by chance instead of minimizing each window down in order to eventually see the desktop? For example, in Windows there is a “Desktop” icon in the Windows Taskbar that allows for instant switch to the desktop when selected by input device like a mouse. Something equivalent for Linux Ubuntu?  

Is there some inherent Ubuntu setting, a program developed inside of Ubuntu Software Center, or manually downloaded programs/software/packages (like third party repositories) where a package manager can install in Ubuntu? Please share with me where and explain how it would need to be installed.

Please reply.

Thank you!
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Hello Bazingeroo, nice to see you again.

In the Cairo Dock you just installed, you have an applet (labeled "show desktop") that minimizes all the windows with a single click.

If it is not shown by default, right click on the dock and go to Cairo-Dock > Configure > Simple Mode > Add-ons > enable "showDesktop". You can also go the Cairo-Dock > Configure > Advanced Mode > Categories: Desktop > enable "showDesktop".

Enjoy.
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by:Bazingeroo
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@ pfrancois @ anyone:

Hello. Always nice to see you, pfrancois!

Thank you for your comment.

I see that the Cairo Dock 'IS' shown by default near the far end of the dock. Thank you for directing me to that. Yes, I will use that.

Just curious, does Ubuntu have 'its own' feature or function built-in by chance (maybe somewhere hidden out of sight or some setting that needs to be set ON??? I assume the input mechanism like an icon would be need to added to the Ubuntu interface in some manner in order to activate the function. I assume an 'Desktop' icon for the desktop function may be added to the launcher by chance?

If it does can you direct me to that? It would be much appreciated.

Please reply.

Thank you!
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Indeed, you can drag and drop any launcher into the Dock. Try for instance to drag some entry from the Applications menu and drop it into the Dock. You will love the way it is working.

If the icon is fuzzy, it is because your icon is not in SVG format. But nowadays, most icons used in Ubuntu are in SVG format, rather than PNG, JPG, etc...
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@ pfrancois:

Hello.

Thank you for an answer and solution to my question/thread.
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