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Does anyone know how to keep multiple windows open on an iMac?

I'm going from two monitors on a Mac Pro to an iMac. I want to keep multiple windows open on the desktop at the same time since I have the 27" monitor.

Thanks for help in advance.
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Am I missing something here? Why not try just not closing them???

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I'm with Sawday here, I don't know if I understand what you are asking. Could you try to elaborate and clarify what you mean?

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Yeah, multiple windows of what? The same application, or several. Actually, I'm trying hard to think of things that will not allow multiple windows. All I'm coming up with: Calculator, iCal, Dictionary...
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I think the OP is asking for multiple viewable, active windows on screen at the same time. May be similar to Top Sites of Safari. The only thing I can think of currently is Expose. Maybe when Lion comes out we will see more.
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But even on two monitors, you have to shift the focus to the window you want to use, so having multiple windows open on the single screen works exactly the same way. Like the others, I'm asking the OP to provide a more clear explanation of what is wanted. Right now I can open two windows on the desktop and either have them stacked but mostly visible, or sitting side-by-side. I don't understand the problem.
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I think the OP is asking for multiple viewable, active windows on screen at the same time.
That doesn't even make sense to me. You can't do two things at once (using keyboard or mouse) so why would you even want two windows to be "active" at the same time?
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That doesn't even make sense to me. You can't do two things at once (using keyboard or mouse) so why would you even want two windows to be "active" at the same time?
It makes sense to me. He has two monitors. Wants to keep open all the windows he has open and viewable. So if he keeps each monitor as individual Space or one continuous Space (I've done this with an external monitor and my MBP), he can click Expose button to see all his open windows. Also, 2 windows side by side for drag and drop. Or have several different videos running at the same time.
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It makes sense to me. He has two monitors. Wants to keep open all the windows he has open and viewable. So if he keeps each monitor as individual Space or one continuous Space (I've done this with an external monitor and my MBP), he can click Expose button to see all his open windows. Also, 2 windows side by side for drag and drop. Or have several different videos running at the same time.
Only ONE window is actually active, no matter how many are viewable. How else could you control mouse or cursor???

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Only ONE window is actually active, no matter how many are viewable. How else could you control mouse or cursor???
Ok, in that sense only one window can be active, but if you're running different videos for each window and you have several windows, wouldn't those window be 'active'. Or when you are downloading and installing several different files, each with it's own window, those windows are 'active'. You can view their progression under Expose.
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Maybe we should wait until Ken clarifies what exactly he means. Till then, everyone is just speculating.
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Only ONE window is actually active, no matter how many are viewable. How else could you control mouse or cursor???
I think there's an echo in this thread.
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I think there's an echo in this thread.
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it look likes ken figured out on his own.....requesting mods to close the thread....as not reaching anywhere witout a q's

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Hi, I wanted to bring back up this thread.

I'm actually looking for the same thing, but this time for a good reason.

I wan't to trigger 2 applications with the same keyboard shortcut at the same time, however this is not possible unless switching between applications. So if there would exist some kind of hack or terminal change to make this possible somehow it would help me out enormously!

Thanks for the suggestions yet to come...
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