Simple little question for newbie

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by umdjb, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. umdjb macrumors regular

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    #1
    I just recently switched, and there is one thing that has been irritating me, but I am sure there is a simple solution I am not aware of yet. Does anyone know how to go back to the desktop without closing all of the applications. In Windows, there is a little icon button that will take you directly to the desktop and you can place it anywhere. I am just wondering if OSX has a similar feature?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    You can press F11 and Exposé will take you straight back to your Desktop, if that's any help?
     
  3. umdjb thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is the answer I was looking for. But I was wondering if there is an icon or anything like that I can place in the dock that can do it?
     
  4. Sly macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried "hot corners"? System Preferences/Desktop & Expose
     
  5. sabor macrumors regular

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    Here is exactly what you are looking for:

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/7520

    Enjoy! :)
     
  6. 4nr- macrumors regular

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  7. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    I hot-cornered it to the lower left since I was so used to going there to click "show desktop" on windows anyway.
     

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