I’ve just bought a shiny new laptop with Windows 7 on it. It’s only taken me three days to work out where the “Show Desktop” icon is on the taskbar. Call me slow.
If you are using the keyboard, there is a keyboard shortcut that will minimise all open programs and return you to your desktop – just press the Window key + M. If you’re using the mouse, you’ll want the screen icon – and here it is:
It’s at the very bottom right of your screen. Just point your mouse at it and click.