How do I get to the desktop in Ubuntu?

How do I get to the desktop in Ubuntu?

By default in Ubuntu 16.04, the keyboard command to show the desktop is Ctrl + D + Super (the Windows key for many keyboards).

What is the shortcut key for show desktop?

If you’d prefer to use a keyboard shortcut to temporarily hide your application windows and show the Desktop, press Windows+D. Like the ‘Show Desktop’ button, this shortcut works as a toggle. To bring back your application windows, press Windows+D again.

How do I show desktop in Linux?


  1. Change shortcut Right.
  2. Gnome shell “show desktop” shortcut.
  3. Restore default keyboard shortcut for Workspace Switcher/Show Desktop.
  4. Super+D key shortcut does not show desktop.
  5. Disable new keyboard shortcut for Show Desktop.
  6. Keyboard shortcut to “Show Applications”

What is super key on Ubuntu?

When you press the Super key, the Activities overview is displayed. This key can usually be found on the bottom-left of your keyboard, next to the Alt key, and usually has a Windows logo on it. It is sometimes called the Windows key or system key.

How do I show my desktop?

How to Get to the Desktop in Windows 10

  1. Click the icon in the lower right corner of the screen. It looks like a tiny rectangle that’s next to your notification icon.
  2. Right click on the taskbar.
  3. Select Show the desktop from the menu.
  4. Hit Windows Key + D to toggle back and forth from the desktop.

What is Super key on Ubuntu?

What desktop does Ubuntu use?

GNOME 3.36 Since 17.10, Ubuntu has shipped GNOME Shell as the default desktop environment. The Ubuntu Desktop team have worked closely with the upstream GNOME developers and the wider community to deliver a solid GNOME desktop experience for our users.

What is Ubuntu Gnome desktop?

Ubuntu GNOME (formerly Ubuntu GNOME Remix) is a discontinued Linux distribution, distributed as free and open-source software. It used a pure GNOME 3 desktop environment with GNOME Shell, rather than the Unity graphical shell. Starting with version 13.04 it became an official “flavour” of the Ubuntu operating system.

Why can’t I see my desktop icons?

Solution 1: Turn on the visibility of desktop icons Right-click on an empty space on your desktop. Click on the “View” option from the context menu to expand the options. Make sure that “Show desktop icons” is ticked. You should immediately see your icons reappear.