Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Desktop shortcut
    hagios1972's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 24, 2007
    Location
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    Posts
    343
    Specs:
    MacBook black, Intel C2D 2GHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB WD Scorpio HD
    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?

  2. #2
    Desktop shortcut
    eric's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 04, 2006
    Location
    twin cities, mn, usa
    Posts
    8,708
    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+H
    Command+Opt+Click the desktop
    Please participate in our Member of the Month polls. Every vote counts! And remember to use the user reputation system!
    ["Dear Homer, I. O. U. one emergency donut. Signed, Homer." - Note by Homer Simpson]

  3. #3
    Desktop shortcut
    hagios1972's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 24, 2007
    Location
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    Posts
    343
    Specs:
    MacBook black, Intel C2D 2GHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB WD Scorpio HD
    thanks eric. i will try all the suggestions and see how it goes.

  4. #4
    Desktop shortcut
    hagios1972's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 24, 2007
    Location
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    Posts
    343
    Specs:
    MacBook black, Intel C2D 2GHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB WD Scorpio HD
    Thanks eric. F11 is the equivalent. I don't have to minimise all the windows anymore. cheers ...

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Network Drive Shortcut on Desktop
    By NeoGreen in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-22-2011, 06:33 PM
  2. Internal HD shortcut on desktop
    By Alkt03 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-27-2010, 06:46 PM
  3. create a desktop shortcut for a website
    By gerri in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-28-2010, 10:16 PM
  4. How do you make a desktop shortcut for a file or folder?
    By vpsean in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-12-2009, 03:40 AM
  5. Should I put shortcut(softlink?) on the desktop?
    By AlexN in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-18-2005, 04:42 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •