To show or hide your desktop is just as easy, if not easier, than some of the other keyboard shortcuts we've discussed up to this point.
If you have all sorts of windows up and you want to just see the desktop, whether it is to quickly hide all of the current windows or if you need to open a file or program that is set on your desktop, then this is a good tool for you to have.
If you have Windows, all you need to do to show the desktop is hold the Windows icon button and press D (for desktop). This will automatically minimize everything and your desktop will be the only thing you see on screen. To pull your other windows back up, you would do the very same thing, and all of them would open to where they were before you minimized them.
It's just as simple for Mac users. All you have to do as a Mac user to show your desktop is press F11. This will send all of your windows to the task bar and you will be able to see your desktop background. To bring those windows back up and hide your desktop, simply hit the F11 button again, and everything will reappear.
This is a quick and handy trick to know that can save you a lot time and energy. Practice it and see for yourself how simple it is. After doing it a few times, you'll never forget how to and you'll be able to do it in an instant.