I now know why I dislike expose so much

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pizzach, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. pizzach macrumors member

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    #1
    Expose always goes off when I don't want to it to. Being set to a keyboard buttor or a screen corner it's the same.

    I learned that I already use screen corners for getting to menus a la fit's law. I flick to the corner and then move to the menu. Expose made using my computer painful.

    Man, I hate "aim clicking." (-_-)' I just with I wasn't in such a minority.
     
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Well remove it from the corners and assign it to buttons that won't interupt....

    Check your settings and make sure they are correct. Also what do u mean by " I just with I wasn't in such a minority" it doesnt make sense to me.

    Bless
     
  3. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    I don't really understand the problem. You can turn off hot corners so that Expose doesn't activate when you flick to a corner. Do you also accidentally hit the keyboard buttons? In System Preferences, you can set the keys that activate Expose, and you can even set a key combination to activate it.
     
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I think he means that he's in the minority of people who "aim-click", which I believe to mean:

    Hmm, I should open the Apple menu.
    *FLINGS MOUSE TO THE UPPER LEFT OF MOUSE PAD*
    *CLICKS WHILE IN MID FLING*

    **Apple menu opens if timed corrently**

    ...I do that. :eek:
     
  5. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    I think Expose is the best thing to happen since the mouse-

    I use it every minute at least while computing. I have found though that it makes a difference what corner I set it to activate...I never have it to the top left since I access the apple menu so much- but I don't hardly ever use spotlight so I use that corner. maybe you should try that.
     
  6. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    I have

    All application windows - top-left
    All windows - bottom-left
    Desktop - top-right
    Dashboard - bottom-right

    :) mmm. such an incredible invention
     
  7. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    Hmm...I never really found a use for "Active Application Windows" but maybe thats just because I have never used it. :confused:

    I have:
    Top Left: Nothing
    Top Right: Desktop
    Bottom Left: All-Windows
    Bottom Right: Dashboard
     
  8. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    I think most Windows people have a tough time with it. They always hit the corners and then not know what happened. I only have one corner ativated, bottom left for the desktop. My Logitech mouse has a thumb button and this is for all windows, then clicking the wheel on the mouse does the Dashboard.
     
  9. slazareth macrumors regular

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    Some useful keyboard shortcuts

    CMD+Tab = flip through applications (most people know this)
    CMD+` = flip through windows within a single application. (` is the key a the top left of the keyboard. It also has the ~ [aka tilde] on it).
     
  10. iBlue macrumors Core

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    you have mighty mouse, don't you? that is a dodgy little mouse, it can jump to the corners occasionally and activate your hot corners. take expose out of your hot corners and keep the mighty mouse on a good mouse pad and blow some compressed air at that mouse, it might help.
     
  11. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    I agree. I use it constantly... all the time.
     
  12. Aarow macrumors 6502a

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    So do I. Whenever I'm on a windows machine at school I try to use it, instinctively :cool: .
     
  13. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

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    I have a similar problem when I am on the Macs at my school. I always think that there is something wrong with them when hit the corners and nothing happens, but they are just not setup for hot corners. :p
     
  14. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    my mum is stuck on jaguar, so when i sit down at her computer to explain how to do something i hit an F key and it does nothing and she thinks im doing some secret computer trick that promotes her idea that computers in general are too technical. thats called a run on sentence children and run on sentences are whack. like crack.
     
  15. Marble macrumors 6502a

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    Because I keep my dock on the left side and the menu is on top, I don't have a hot corner for the upper left of the screen (because like you I find it frustrating), but since I hardly ever need to access the right side menu bar (just look at it), it's just fine for me to have exposé on the other three corners. Exposé still annoys me when I'm in a game that forgets to disable hot corners, though.

    I've got my Kensington mouse to open Dashboard when both the right and left buttons are clicked simultaneously.
     
  16. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    If you don't like exposé, the problem is you, not the feature, get used to it :p

    Really though, exposé may be the best computer invention of the last 10 years, it would be advantageous for you to train yourself to love it as much as the rest of us do.
     
  17. Bosunsfate macrumors 6502

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    Amen.
     
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That sums it up for me.
     
  19. Snowy_River macrumors 68030

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    While I'm not an expose nut, like a lot of other posters here, I do sometimes use it and find it useful. That being said, I don't quite understand what your issue is. If you don't like hot corners, turn them off. If you have a problem with keyboard shortcuts, change them or disable them. If you don't use expose, just get it out of your way. If you need help doing any of this, then ask for that help, don't just complain about the feature...
     
  20. virus1 macrumors 65816

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    dude. exposé isn't all that. i use the app switcher to switch apps and the apple ` to switch windows. much faster. i do use exposé to show the desktop however.
     
  21. echeck macrumors 68000

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    I've never had problems with my Mighty Mouse flinging across, though I'm sure it will someday. Every other optical mouse I've ever used will occasionally fly to the top left, including my Apple Pro Mouse that came with the G5.

    But, that aside. I love the Mighty Mouse in conjunction with Expose because I've got the "squeeze" button set to 'all applications' and use it constantly. It's the best thing since sliced bread! Of course I've generally got at least 5 or more windows/applications going at once because I tend to get distracted easily, so it really helps sort through all the windows. And I especially like it when in Photoshop, I can very quickly go from image to image with just a little squeeze. :D
     
  22. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    i can't live without it


    i get pissed when i use macs with it off
     
  23. mdavey macrumors 6502a

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    Its not just Mighty Mouse that does that. There is a thread about it.
     
  24. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah but isn't it just great for porn?
     
  25. mvelinder macrumors regular

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    That's why I'm always accidently doing "ALT+" commands on school Windows computers...
     

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