FC4 or FC5

Jeff Vian jvian10 at charter.net
Mon Jun 19 03:33:38 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-06-18 at 16:39 -0700, jdow wrote:
> From: "Michael" <mogmios at mlug.missouri.edu>
> > One thing I hate that I think could be improved on. Important icons that 
> > are on the desktop which you can only reach my closing or minimizing all 
> > the windows open on top of it. Doh. The desktop is obviously an 
> > application like any other so it should behave like any other. Let's 
> > have a tab for it just as we do for other applications. Special cases 
> > are usually a bad idea.
> Ah - er - I thought there was a "put all the other applications away
> and show the desktop" button that also does a "restore the screen to
> the way it was before this button was pressed to hide all the
> applications." You may need to explore a little more.
> Even AmigaDOS grew that feature. (And if all the other looks and feels
> are not to your fancy there IS a functional AmigaDOS shell for X-Windows.
> So you might as well include that in your list of GUIs you don't like,
> too.)
The icon that gets put on the toolbar panel by right clicking on the
toolbar panel, selecting "add to panel" then selecting "show desktop"
does exactly what you describe.  It will hide all windows when first
clicked, then will bring them back when clicked again. (Gnome of

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