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    Probably a stupid question ?
    if im using a few windows at the same time, say excel firefox and iphoto how do i go back to the desktop without minimizing each window ?

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    would you believe i dont know, i bought my macbook pro in Nov 2011 is there a way i can find out in preferences or something?

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    had a look there so think is mac os 10.7 would that sound right?

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    Yep thanks, its Mac OS X 10.7.3

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    oh great thanks

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    If I have a lot of applications open I use desktops or mouse into top right of screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldscribe View Post
    If I have a lot of applications open I use desktops or mouse into top right of screen.
    are they apps ?

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    Yes have a look at the dock and under icon lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldscribe View Post
    Yes have a look at the dock and under icon lights.
    i cant make the app names out sorry

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    i cant make the app names out sorry
    What There is Safari, iTunes, Mail, Pixelmator, Mini video converter and a voice translator all open and running. this is the quick way I move between open apps.

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    ha ha no i ment where you said mouse on top right is that an app?

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