On Windows 8.1 it is really easy to switch between open apps and desktop screen. And when I mention "desktop screen" I do mean actual desktop screen.

According to one description available on internet regarding Windows 8.1:

  • Press Alt + Tab. A dialog box shows all open apps and programs (and the desktop, too)

Well this (desktop too) thingy is missing in Windows 10.

For Example: The first small screen from the right (having flower), shows my desktop screen on windows 8.1

On the other hand this is missing in my other PC having Windows 10 Education edition.

I'd be thankful to anyone who knows any workaround that I can get back this way of moving between open apps and 'desktop screen' on Windows 10.

  • This behavior hasn't changed. – Ramhound Jul 18 '16 at 23:11
  • The purpose of above question is to find any workaround to this issue. – Saim Mehmood Jul 18 '16 at 23:14
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    Windows Key + D beyond that use third-party software. – Ramhound Jul 19 '16 at 0:49

There's a very simple solution: Just press Windows Key+D or you can also click in the corner of the taskbar, there is a thin hardly visible bar on the very end right side of the taskbar which does the same.

  • Yes I was unaware of Windows Key+D and above comment by @Ramhound told me about it. – Saim Mehmood Jul 20 '16 at 17:54
  • Great, I don't know why Ramhound is putting answers in the comments. It should go as an answer. – user576053 Jul 21 '16 at 1:09

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