How do you use your Mac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jive, May 12, 2006.

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Do you Expose?

  1. Always have windows open and use Expose to select window

    62 vote(s)
    52.1%
  2. Mostly have windows open but minimize a few things.

    39 vote(s)
    32.8%
  3. Mostly minimize and have a few things open.

    10 vote(s)
    8.4%
  4. Always minimize and never use Expose.

    8 vote(s)
    6.7%
  1. jive macrumors 6502a

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  2. UKnjb macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Always minimise. I think it is a left-over from MS-Windows days, plus the stuff I use my machines for don't need a bundle of open windows. :)
     
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  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    #4
    I just leave stuff all layered on top of each other. I'll have windows and windows from various programs open at once. Although I sometimes Apple-tab, the F9 & F11 keys on my keyboard will wear out way before any of the others do.
     
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  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #6

    Well? How do you play OSX then? :)
     
  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    #7
    I use Quicksilver (to launch), SpiritedAway (to hide inactive apps), cmd-tab (change between apps) and Exposé (mainly for drag and drop between different apps and/or Finder).

    So, none of the above... :)
     
  8. IanF0729 macrumors regular

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    #8
    I never minimize windows, I always hide them.

    That wasn't on the list. Am I a Mac outcast? :(
     
  9. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    #9
    I never minimise windows. Usually I hide stuff to get it out of the way. It's easy with X-Assist. I will use exposé to get to something quickly on the desktop if necessary.
     
  10. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    #10
    put me down for none of the above.

    I close every window (other than iTunes, clutter, and iChat) when I'm done using them.

    I like a neat and tidy desktop.
     
  11. iEugene macrumors regular

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    #11
    Expose for me, I rarely minimize the windows.
     
  12. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    #12
    Being that cmd-tab does not bring forth minimized windows from the dock, I usually do a CMD-H (or, while tabbing, simply an H) to hide the application. That way, if I want to view it I can still access it via the tab switching.

    I use expose for if I have numerous windows of a single application open; I also sometimes use it if I have accumulated too many windows over time and forgot to hide apps. (Say I leave the computer for a few hours and forget what I was doing or where everything was.) Oh, and as Mitthrawnuruodo suggested, expose is quite great for drag-n-drop.

    Better yet, I want a virtual desktop solution that actually works. I tried Desktop Manager, but it did not work as I had expected. I'm considering trying Virtue, but "alpha software" scares me.
     
  13. captainbeefheat macrumors regular

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    #13
    If i go to expose and have less then eight windows I know I'm not working hard enough!

    However I usually take it as a sign to close a couple of windows when it gets a little jerky on the expose with a load of power hungry applications open with a load of windows each.

    The problem for me comes when I have to use a windows machine and forget windows doesn't handle multi tasking like Mac and it all goes a bit pear shaped...or move the mouse to the corner of the screen and nothing happens!
     
  14. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    #14
    These don't seem like very good options.

    None of the above. I leave everything open all the time and use Apple+tab and Apple+`.
     
  15. ahunter3 macrumors 6502

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    #15
    e) Don't use Exposé, don't ever minimize, don't even have the freaking DOCK running at all. WindowShade to get indiv windows out of my way, hide applications as need be, hide indiv windows sometimes in apps that contain that feature.

    Dogbone:
    Indeed :)

    Nice to see another X-Assist user!
     
  16. Verto macrumors 6502a

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    #16
    I usually never have that many programs open. Camino takes up the left half, Pages/NeoOffice the other half, iTunes minimized or shrunk down to the miniplayer. If I do have little things going on in the background, I usually will Alt-Tab (a habit from using Windows for so long), and maybe 25% of the time will use Exposé.
     
  17. yoak macrumors 65816

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    #17
    Expose with hotcorner, but I also use Apple-Tab alot
     
  18. bursty macrumors 6502a

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  19. Saluki Alex macrumors 6502

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    #19
    When I first got my Mac, I minimized, but now since I've become more and more accustom to OS X, I only use Expose. Having a Mighty Mouse helps with getting used to it.
     
  20. Applespider macrumors G4

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    #20
    Gosh! That's freakily similar to how I use mine.
     
  21. emw macrumors G4

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    #21
    I hide and cmd-tab a lot, but occasionally use Exposé, more often when I'm on my laptop's screen as opposed to my 20" ACD.

    Edit: "option"? D'oh!
     
  22. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    #22
    With every OSX 10.x upgrade and 10.4.x upgrage my heart skips a beat. Will it still work in 10.5?
     
  23. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    #23
    did you know that after pressing cmt-tab that cmd-` sends it in the other direction (rather than use the more well known 3 key combo)
     
  24. iShane macrumors 6502a

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    #24
    I don't usually have too many windows up, but when I do I use Expose. I wish they would install it on the Macs for our computer class. That would be good.
     
  25. Seasought macrumors 65816

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    #25
    Exposé and some minimizing for the most part I guess...kind of a boring poll eh? :D
     

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