What buttons to use for Expose on Macbook Pro?

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  1. DaLurker macrumors 6502

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    So since F9 and F10 are taken up by the keyboard backlight buttons, what do you MBP users use for All windows and Application windows?
     
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    I actually reccomend setting the bottom left corner as an expose hot corner. I also use the bottom right for dashboard...
     
  4. Nevrsadie macrumors regular

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    Ditto.
     
  5. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    F11 or middle mouse button - All windows

    F12 - Dashboard

    CMD+Lower Right Corner - Desktop

    CMD+Upper Right Corner - Current App Windows


    I find that I accidentally bump into the hot corners with my mouse during my day to day tasks, so the modifiers with the hot corners works great for me.
     
  6. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    I set it up so that you have to use the function key to access the hardware functions of the F keys. That way F9 still works for expose and I hold down fn-F9 to change the keyboard backlight.

    I also decided to give hot corners a try... I was initially quite skeptical but now I couldn't live without them.
     
  7. Tymmz macrumors 65816

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  8. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    my bottom left hot corner is all windows and when I am using a PC I constantly find myself trying to get all windows to appear.
     
  9. zign macrumors 6502

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    Bottom Left - All windows
    Top Right - Desktop
     
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    So do you not use spotlight, are you really careful, or do you use cmd+space?
     
  11. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    I have top-right set for the desktop too...what do you mean? you have to click on the spotlight icon for it to come up, you can't just mouse over it...
     
  12. SBik2 macrumors 6502a

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    normal buttons.. hot corners get in my way... but on MB
     
  13. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    F12 - Dashboard
    F11 - Desktop
    fn + F9 - All windows
    fn + F7 - application windows

    I don't use hot corners as I like using the keyboard to do such things as Exposé.
     
  14. zign macrumors 6502

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    I agree :)
     
  15. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    I dislike hotcorners, and I use Expose so much a button combo is inconveniant, so I use right command (the :apple: key) for all windows. This is easy for me since I almost always use a two button mouse, so I have little use for the right command button.
     
  16. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    I use the squeeze buttons on my mighty mouse.
     
  17. Mgkwho macrumors 6502a

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    Top right- all windows

    Bottom right- desktop (which will switch to spaces with Leopard)

    Bottom left- dashboard

    Top left- screen saver

    -=|Mgkwho
     
  18. theprizefight macrumors member

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    not a hot corners fan...Right Shift for 'view all windows'
     
  19. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    hot corners

    top left is view all windows of an app
    top right is all windows
    bottom left is virtuedesktops pager
    bottom right is hide windows

    f12 is dashboard..i only really use it to check the weather
     
  20. stealthman1 macrumors regular

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    Hot Corners!
    Bottom Left - Dashboard
    Top Left - All Windows
    Top Right - All applications
    Bottom Right - open. Usage of a large, hidden dock causes inadvertant operation.
     
  21. e12a macrumors 68000

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    hot corners and thumb button on mouse if applicable.
     

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