Friday, February 8 2019

The origin of Windows 7's "show desktop" button

Microsoft first experimented with this feature during development of Internet Explorer 4 in 1996 and 1997. It can be observed in a few builds of IE4, IE5, Windows 98 and Windows 2000. I'm not sure whether this was the inspiration for the Windows 7 team, but it's still interesting to see how they came back to this idea a decade later.

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