Windows 10: How can I make it, so I can alt-tab to main desktop?

  1.    31 Jul 2015 #1

    How can I make it, so I can alt-tab to main desktop?

    I was a Windows 8.1 user and I just can't get it through me that there is no button to go to desktop. When I alt-tab it only shows applications i have running I tried to enable all-desktops in the mutli-tasking option in settings. What else is there that can help me? Thank you for helping me!!!
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  2.    31 Jul 2015 #2

    Win-key + D
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  3.    31 Jul 2015 #3

    fracking4oil said: View Post
    Win-key + D
    Is there another way? My friend has Windows 10 Pro and he was able to alt-tab to desktop. Well he had a option too. I compared it with my friends as well they have the same problem as I do. Is Microsoft differentiating things like this on purpose? Or will it be added eventually during a Windows 10 update?
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  4.    31 Jul 2015 #4

    Win-key + D & the "peek to desktop" (far right of taskbar, line right of clock) features are all I know of.

    Edited: If you're looking to switch between desktops in task view, this is done by Win-key + control + left or right arrow.
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       01 Aug 2015 #5

    Or right click on taskbar and select show desktop:
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  6. You's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       01 Aug 2015 #6

    Alt-tab no longer shows the desktop, although it did in Windows versions 8.1 and older.
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  7. JDobbsy1987's Avatar
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       01 Aug 2015 #7

    I don't think you can Alt + Tab to the desktop in 10 but you can use:

    Win + M
    Win + D
    If you press Win + D again it re-opens, your programs, it's good if you quickly need to see the desktop)
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