If you want to show the desktop in Windows 11, you can use the select show the desktop button in the taskbar or use the shortcut. However, where is the show the desktop button in Windows 11, and how to show the desktop in Windows 11 using it? In this post, MiniTool Software will show you the answers.

How to Show the Desktop in Windows 11?

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Some operating habits need to be changed because Microsoft has simplifies the taskbar (and the Start menu). In Windows 10, if you want to show the desktop using one click, you just need to move your mouse cursor to the right side of the taskbar and click the Show the desktop button (the rightmost button) to do it.

However, in Windows 11, the form of the taskbar is changed. At the first sight, you can’t find the Show desktop button on the right side of the taskbar. The following image is an example.

Windows 11 taskbar

Where is the show desktop button in Windows 11? It is still in the taskbar, but it is hidden by default. It is a form of a 1px line which is not showing up unless you move your mouse curse to that place. On the other hand, you can also find the show the desktop option after right-clicking the system tray arrow.

Now, you know the location of the show the desktop button. In the following content, we will show you how to show the desktop in Windows 11 using different methods.

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Method 1: Click the Show Desktop Button in the Taskbar

Move your mouse cursor to the right side of the date and time area and you can see a thin line. You can click it to make Windows 11 show the desktop.

click Show desktop

You see it is difficult to find and click that button. But you can use alternative ways to show the desktop in Windows 11. Two more methods will be show as follows.

Method 2: Right-Click the System Tray Arrow

You can’t find the show the desktop option after right-clicking the taskbar. But Microsoft arranges a place for it in the taskbar. You can right-click the system tray arrow and then you can find Show the desktop. Next, you can click it to minimize all the opened windows and show the desktop in Windows 11.

right-click the system tray icon

Method 3: Use the Show Desktop Shortcut

You can also use the show desktop shortcut to make your Windows 11 computer show the desktop immediately. You can press the Windows + D keys at the same time to do the job.

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How to show desktop in Windows 11? After you read this post, you should know the answer. You can choose a convenient method to help you solve the problem. Should you have other Windows 11-related issues, you can let us know in the comment.

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