Aero peek is a nice feature integrated with the Show Desktop button in Windows 7. Clicking on ‘Show desktop’ brings the desktop screen whereas it shows the icons, gadgets, and anything else on Windows 7 desktop, with a simple move of your cursor over that little transparent rectangle, located in the lower right corner of the Windows 7 taskbar.
Windows Vista and XP users can easily get and use both the ‘Aero peek’ and ‘Windows 7 Show desktop button’ on their system using a simple tool. ‘Show Desktop‘ is a small standalone application that creates a small rectangular button at the right side of the taskbar, next to the clock, which, when clicked, minimizes all open windows or temporarily makes them transparent so the user can “peek” at the desktop.
It provides the option to change program settings like the button size, opacity, delay time, or the way how windows are minimized. A menu is displayed on right-clicking the button to easily shutdown, restart, standby, hibernate, log off or lock the computer.
- Compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
- Requires .NET Framework 3.5
I tried this tool on Windows 7 and it worked really great. Deserves a try!