Is there a way to

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mcatt66, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. mcatt66 macrumors member

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    clear all open windows and get back to desktop with one button?. . .

    if i start getting annoying with too many questions let me know. . .
     
  2. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    You can hide them all with Exposé by pressing F11, but that doesn't close them.
     
  3. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    What do you mean clear? Like on windows where you reveal your background? if so, just press F11, it does the same thing.

    EDIT: Dang, too slow.
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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    Questions are fine...more informative titles would be nice...
     
  5. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Is there a way to....

    Make a thread title so utterly vague as to give no indication of what the OP needs help with?

    Apparently, the answer is yes.:rolleyes:
     
  6. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    If you do the F11 exposé it'll bring all the windows back if you bring one back. I guess you could "hide" every window by pressing ctrl+h manually until your windows are hidden. Then when you click the button in the dock it will show the window again.
     
  7. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    How many ways
    can this be done?

    You can also hold Option while clicking on either your desktop or on the Finder icon in the Dock. This will hide all windows and make Finder active.
     
  8. mcatt66 thread starter macrumors member

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    cool yes just wanted to basically minimize all windows so i can do something on my desk top. . thanks. . .those solutions u gave should work. . .
     
  9. Flenz macrumors member

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    Click on your desktop, and press "command+option+h" (hide others).

    Flenz
     
  10. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    Option click + close window will clear all open windows, but only for the front app...
     
  11. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    I press <OPTION> + <COMMAND> and click with da Mighty Mouse on the Desktop.
     

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