windows accidental hide windows

By Xah Lee. Date: .

Jeez i so faaking hate the windows accidentally hide all windows and show desktop. Been back on windows for 6 month now, the UI in every way, is a major pain in the ass. For example, this show desktop fuck. Press ❖ Window+d does it. it “minimize” all windows. Press it again to toggle back. However, must be done immediately. If you clicked another window on taskbar, then ❖ Window+d will just minimize all windows again. That means, if you accidentally pressed ❖ Window+d, and moved mouse or hit other key or somethin, you are fucked. Because now, every window is “minimized”, and all your normal way to activate a window now does not work. The problem with minimized windows is that, many builtin way to cycle window will skip them.

Then, bang, all ur windows are minimized. And all your typical way of cycle or switch to app or window, are now fucked. And, it is impossible, to disable that little strip.

Windows10 taskbar show desktop 2021-11-08
Windows10 taskbar show desktop 2021-11-08

Add to the problem is that, there's a option to disable it something about it in the windows settings, but that's not about win+d behavior. Totally confusing.

Windows10 taskbar peek desktop 2021-11-08
Windows10 taskbar peek desktop 2021-11-08

This is just one of the ui problem. There are so many others. It seems, windows has lots elaborate ui, keyboard shortcuts, the alt menu behavior, and the ribbon, but almost as if, among this elaborate choices and complexities, they actively removed any that would achieve muscle memory ui design, or otherwise cripple something important. From my study and use windows since 1999, using WindowsNT 4 since 1999 for 4 years, it seems, the window is just brainless design, all the ui or shiny elements, are just result of chasing superficial fad for marketing purposes. In a similar way, how unix/linux ui is. Just that one is chasing marketing fad for average comp illiterate people, while the unix linux r chasing marketing fad by hacker eliticism. Both results in ui that's pretty bad for real efficiency. Though, Microsoft Windows NT 4 to i think most of year 2000s, actually have a great, superior, ui system. The whole os can be operated by keyboard alone, and usually fairly efficiently, not the 'for disabled people' design. And Window's alt key menu system, is superb.