Windows 10: Windows button + D shortcut exclusion

  1.    10 Feb 2016 #1

    Windows button + D shortcut exclusion


    Hello.
    I have been using windows 10 since a little after it came out, and I am and always have been fond of the Windows + D shortcut. For those who don't know, this shows the desktop and minimizes all programs. I would like to know if it is possible to exclude programs from being minimized when I use this shortcut. For example, say I have sticky notes open behind my current windows. To view it quickly, I press Windows + D, showing the desktop with sticky notes on it. Normally, sticky notes would get minimized along with all the other applications I'm running.

    If this is possible and you know how to do it, please tell me how. I do not mind downloading 3rd party programs, and I do need to be able to repeat the process needed to achieve this process for multiple different programs.

    Thanks
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  2.    10 Feb 2016 #2

    Why not just use Task View in the taskbar to show all open windows ?
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  3.    11 Feb 2016 #3

    Unfortunately that wouldn't work for me, as I don't only use the Windows + D shortcut to view sticky notes, I use it to get programs out of the way, often. Therefore I would like it if doing that would not minimize sticky notes, or other selected programs, so that I don't have to unminimize them again.
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       11 Feb 2016 #4

    Nothing I've ever heard of. Seems to me that would be an all or nothing toggle. Interesting idea though.
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       11 Feb 2016 #5

    Sirrussel said: View Post
    Unfortunately that wouldn't work for me, as I don't only use the Windows + D shortcut to view sticky notes, I use it to get programs out of the way, often. Therefore I would like it if doing that would not minimize sticky notes, or other selected programs, so that I don't have to unminimize them again.
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  6.    11 Feb 2016 #6

    @Edwin
    As in my first comment, I said that would not work for me, and I clearly explained why. If you read what I wrote, you will see why it will not work for me
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