Easy Way to Show Desktop?

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I usually have multiple Word docs, Entourage and Safari open simultaneously. Is there any easy to minimize all of those at once so I can then find a folder on my desktop and get something out of it. Windows has the Show Desktop button. Is there anything similar (e.g., Command + ?) in Leopard?

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You are looking for Expose.
You will find it in your System Preferences.
There you can set whatever key or trigger you would like to show your Desktop.
 
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Or you can use Hot corners, you put the mouse pointer in the corner of the screen and it will do the same thing. I have in the top left monitor sleep, top right is the dashboard, Bottom left is all open window and bottom right shows desktop.
 
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I vote for Hot Corners. My top right displays the desktop and lower left brings up the dashboard.
 
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i've been looking for this answer since i bought my iMac. hot corners is great!
 
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I got it as command+d, lovvvvvvvve
 
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i love hot corners. top left = screensaver, top right = desktop, bottom right = program windows, and bottom left is always dashboard
 
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Is there an easy way to pull up a specific window or doc? For example, I usually have Entourage, Word and Safari running simultaneously. If I'm responding to an e-mail, and I need to check something (e.g., in a Word doc or another message) as part of composing my reply, clicking on that other window basically hides the message I'm typing. To get back to it, I then have to individually minimize all of the other windows in order to get back to -- unhide -- the reply message.

In Windows, I would have just clicked the reply message's box on the status bar. Does the Mac have a similar shortcut?
 

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is there a way to set a hot corner for screensaver or sleep that would require the admin password to get back on?
 
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is there a way to set a hot corner for screensaver or sleep that would require the admin password to get back on?

Yes, if you go to Security in Preferences and check the box to require a password to wake from screensaver or sleep, and then set the hot corner to screensaver.

OR open up Keychain Preferences (Applications> Utilities) and go to Preferences. Check the box to show status in menu bar - you can then click on it and select lock screen.
 
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Show the DESKTOP with a single click

In System Preferences, Exposé & Spaces, click on Exposé, then in show desktop, scroll to (Right Command). That's it now all you have to do is hit the right command button to show the desktop.
 
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For my job, I have to keep Safari, TextEdit, CyberDuck, Photoshop and a couple of custom programs open, all at once. On a 13" MacBook (with a 21" second monitor attached, mind you).

How do I do this and keep everything organised? SPACES! Check it out, it's in your system preferences. Spaces has saved me from having to buy a bigger Mac for YEARS now.
 
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Oh my gosh! Hot Corners RULE!!!!
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