Mapping the 'show desktop' icon to a key (eg. F11)

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I would like to map the show desktop functionality in windows 7 to a key like F11 or F12, would prefer it if i didn’t have to download a 3rd party keyboard mapping tool. Can someone explain how?

EDIT: i know there are other shortcuts, but I’d like to remap them to a function key. Let’s say I’m quite fond of being able to do this in Mac OS X

How to solve :

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Method 1

Is this no longer mapped to WindowsD?

Method 2

Do you consider Microsoft software as third party too?

Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4

This version is for Vista, but probably will work in 7 too.

Ever wanted to quickly and easily
define your own keyboard layout for a
language Microsoft doesn’t support? Or
define your own keyboard layout so you
can quickly and easily enter your
favorite symbols with a simple
keystroke? Well, want no more: the
Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator is
here!

The Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator
extends the international
functionality of Windows Vista by
allowing users to:

  • Create new keyboard layouts from scratch
  • Base a new layout on an existing one
  • Modify an existing keyboard layout (.KLC) file and build a new layout
    from it
  • Package the resulting keyboard layouts for subsequent deployment and
    installation.

Method 3

According to this page and helpful comments:

  • Win+D, to show desktop.
  • Win+Home, to hide everything else than the active window (Similar to Aero Shake).
  • Win+Space, to just take a peek at your desktop.

Method 4

I’ve not tried it in Win 7 but Windows+M also works in XP

Method 5

use auto hot key to compile a quick script, very fast and easy, write it the tutorials will give you everything you need, then compile it to an exe, and then set to run at startup.
quick
and
easy

Method 6

I think, the true answer(solution without using any other tool) for this question has been answered here.
https://superuser.com/a/254604/134004

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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