Quick Question: Shortcut Keys

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by achie25, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. achie25 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Is there a shortcut to minimize an open application?
     
  2. elisha cuthbert macrumors 6502a

    elisha cuthbert

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    #2
    hold down the apple key and press "H"
     
  3. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    #3
    Command-H hides the app, whereas Command-M minimizes the window to the dock.
     
  4. Orlando Furioso macrumors 6502

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    #4
    too bad there is not an easy way to expand a window once it has been sent to the dock without using the mouse.
     
  5. achie25 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    apple+m is minimizing the open app to the dock then apple+L will reopen the app from the dock ... :eek: :D :cool:
     
  7. hikingnclimbing macrumors member

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    #7
    Maybe I'm just innept, but this didn't do jack on my comp. I got the minimize just fine but this one seemingly didn't do anything. :confused:
     
  8. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    #8
    Ctrl+F3 lets you reactivate a minimised window. (If it doesn't work, hit ctrl+F1 first to activate full keyboard access)

    Cmd+L works for me too when the application is active.
     
  9. iPhil macrumors 68040

    iPhil

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    hold apple key then L try that .. apple + L works on my mac the L doesn't need be capped to work :eek:
     
  10. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Are you in the finder? Then command-L makes an alias. Otherwise, it will unminimize the selected app. Command-tab to get to the app you want, then command-L to unminimize.
     
  11. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    #11
    Command-L does not work for me to maximise the window from the dock. I am not in the Finder and I have tried both with and without full keyboard access.

    What I have noticed is that Command-L will maximise the window, but only if that shortcut has a function in the app itself. For example, in Safari, Command-L opens a location. In System Preferences, Command-L will show all preferences. In both of these apps, the window will maximise, but in others it won't.
     

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