I have found some workarounds for Rocketdock which will ‘fix’ the infamous Show desktop issues. This may also work with other docks on the Windows platform..
If you don’t know what I mean with this issues, then set the layering
in Rocketdock to “Always on Bottom” and don’t Auto-hide. Then try to
use Winkey+D (Show Desktop) or Show Desktop on your Quick Launch. You
will notice that Rocketdock disappears with the rest of your programs
and it is not sticking to the desktop…
But anyway, here are some workarounds/fixes:
1. The first thing that you can do is not using Winkey+D OR Show
Desktop in your Quick Launch-bar. But this is a pain if you have to
minimize 5 or more windows . So for most users this isn’t an option .
2. Then you can use Winkey+M instead of using Winkey+D OR Show
Desktop in your Quick Launch-bar. This will solve your problems and
minimize all of your windows most of the time. Some windows will not
minimize with this shortcut (installers, full screen apps, etc)..
Anyway, this can be a good solution if you use your keyboard a lot.
3. Use an AutoHotKey program
)this link is already configured for use with Winkey+M) and replace
your Show Desktop in your Quick Launch-bar with this program (or a
shortcut to this program of course ). I also have created a tutorial
on how to do this (on Windows Vista, but this is almost the same on
XP). I use this too and it works great IMHO! The only issue is the same
with the Winkey+M shortcut, some windows won’t minimize.. But these are
mostly full-screen applications or applications that want to have
4. (Also) Use a Winkey+D hack on Windows Vista only.
It’s a small program that will run in the background with a small
memory footprint. If you press Winkey+D, this program will replace it
with a Winkey+M shortcut. The same issues apply here too..
So these are my solutions/workarounds. Tell me what you think, I use
the Showdesktop.exe myself now for over 2 years and I it’s still