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hagios1972 03-16-2007 08:14 PM

Desktop shortcut
I used to just click an icon in the bottom menu of the PC laptop and it shows the desktop from whatever application I am working on. Is there one like that in MacBook?

eric 03-16-2007 08:19 PM

from the swither f.a.q. in the switcher forum:

Q: How do I show the desktop like I could in Windows?
Q: What is this expose I keep hearing about?
A: Expose is a neat tool for window management.
The shortcuts used for Expose are:
F9 - Show all active windows from all programs. Click on any one to bring it into focus.
F10 - Show all active windows from the active or in focus program. Click on any one to bring it into focus.
F11 - Hide all windows - this is not the same as minimize, as show desktop works in Windows. Allows access to the desktop.
Pressing any of these keys a second time puts everything back the way it was. Pressing another Expose shortcut switches to that action.

Q: That's nice and all, but what I really wanted to do was "minimize" everything like I used to be able to do in Windows. Can I move everything to the Dock?
A: Sure. Try one of the following commands:
Command+Opt+Click the desktop

hagios1972 03-16-2007 08:39 PM

thanks eric. i will try all the suggestions and see how it goes.

hagios1972 03-16-2007 08:47 PM

Thanks eric. F11 is the equivalent. I don't have to minimise all the windows anymore. cheers ...

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