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hungry-creek 01-28-2012 08:02 PM

Opening and closing applications and documents
 
On a PC when you open documents and applications you can see them in your windows toolbar and can quickly retrieve them, on the Mac I can't tell what is open and how to retrieve them unless I minimise every screen until I get to it. I'm sure there is an easier way??:Grimmace:

dtravis7 01-28-2012 08:04 PM

What version of OSX? If Snow Leopard or older, you should try Expose. If Lion, Mission Control.

hungry-creek 01-28-2012 08:09 PM

OSX v10.6.8
 
Is Snow Leopard an app I download? Sorry... new to Mac not sure what that means.

dtravis7 01-28-2012 08:13 PM

10.6.8 is Snow Leopard. I wanted to be sure because 10.7 Lion is totally different in what you access. What Mac do you own? There is a default key on the keyboard to trigger Expose and it will show you all open apps. Want to be sure which Mac model you have so I will tell you the correct key to hit.

Also you can open System Preferences and look for Expose and assign a mouse button to open it.

hungry-creek 01-28-2012 11:30 PM

Yes I have the F3 key, thank you :)

chas_m 01-31-2012 06:10 AM

The Dock displays a little "light" under each running application. You can also see a quick heads-up display of running apps by pressing command and TAB (you can also change and even quit apps from this heads-up display).


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