Hello. I am have interesting question to ask you regarding my Ubuntu v.11.10 64-bit operating system.
From a previous comment form an Linux expert suggested that I could “setup a 'Hot corner' to 'Show Desktop' if you want to be able to just move your mouse to a corner of the screen to do it.”
Yes, a very wise and smart concept to have for many reasons! I would like to be able to do this. I am sure most of you would too! ;)
Microsoft Windows 8 has this capability now – all 4 corners that is.
Now, new questions arise:
A. What corner of the desktop would you want this in?
B. Just “SHOW desktop” WITHOUT ACTUALLY minimizing all the windows... ...or “OPEN desktop” which all the windows WOULD ACTUALLY in the process be minimized as well?
What I am looking for:
A's answer: It would have to be the least active corner, that is the lower right corner that appears empty. This is relative to the newer Unity GUI desktop interface. For Gnome 2 users, this is more of an issue for you. The other three corners have interactive content in Unity. IT would have to be in the FAR right lower corner to prevent any conflicts with other program's interaction.
B's answer: I would prefer to have BOTH. Think about it. Place your input device like a mouse in the interactive area right bottom corner to 'show or peak' at the desktop... ...and one mouse click in the interactive area to 'open' the desktop that would automatically minimize all the open windows.
Does any expert on here either know of a way of doing this or willing to create a program or script that would allow this to happen? Any such programs in Ubuntu Software Center or reliable third party compatible programs online as well I am not aware of?