Thanks to the Great Recession, I've escaped a direct business need to adopt Win7 and also have not earned enough disposable income to try playing with it myself. Market conditions have also seriously suppressed my interest in reading about said OS, so I'm left in some kind of fogie-newbie land and hope Stardockia can answer a basic question about generational change in the MS OS family.
I've had access to some Win7 rigs in a workplace where I can still earn as a contractor. I've tried on three different Win7 rigs to use Windows+M to minimize all open windows, with no response.
My best guess here is that the change reflects the longstanding MS/Apple/etc. obsession with the next hot thing as a replacement for what's working for people who actually do most of their work with the help of digital technology, and that those 'authorities' consider keyboards to be something that only a dwindling population of geezers would want to use.
Is there a way to tell Win7 that I don't fear keyboards and actually value being able to learn and use keyboard shortcuts for both OS and productivity app functions? Or does the math of 'Internet years' mean that if I'm a so-called knowledge worker and remember Iraq's invasion of Kuwait then I should already be retired with a 401k that hopefully survived the dot-com bust?