Show Desktop Icon in Ubuntu 12.04
I am still surprised why Ubuntu 12.04 doesn’t have show desktop icon by default ( Basic Configuration ) . It is little annoyed user need it to explicitly install a utility for show desktop icon in Unity. Though it has a keyboard shortcut to achieve this, but many people either not use keyboard short cuts or more mouse savvy.
Show Desktop Icon – MyUnity utlity
MyUnity is an unofficial Unity configurator. You can install it via Ubuntu Dashboard or Ubuntu Software Center or Terminal
1) Ubuntu Dashboard
2. Ubuntu Software Center
sudo apt-get install myunity
Show Desktop Icon – Keyboard Short Cut
Super Key + D ( Super key is also known as Windows Key )
Some systems it will not work. So you can customize key board short Cut
Go to Dashboard enter ‘Keyboard’. Open Keyboard.
Shortcuts –> Navigation –> Hide all normal windows and assign a shortcut you wish to. I have chosen Ctrl+Alt+M.
Some more options are available by using compiz manager, ubuntu tweak etc.
Hope Canonical will include Show Desktop Icon in Ubuntu default repository officially in future release.