A question about Windows PCs and Macs Desktops

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by SportsPhan8, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. SportsPhan8 macrumors member


    Apr 29, 2016
    Is there a way/a button to click with the trackpad on my Mac to go straight to the Desktop without having to click finder and pressing FN?

    On Windows PCs, as a lot of people probably know, there's a button at the bottom right of the computer where you can click to go to the desktop, really easy and efficient (see pic below). In the pic, to the right of where it says "Tuesday." I hope there's a solution without having to go through Finder.


    Thank you to anyone that can provide assistance.
  2. Alphonso1 macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2016
    macOS does have a built in function like this, accessed as a trackpad gesture. Go to System Preferences -> Trackpad -> More Gestures -> Show Desktop
    Here you can enable it if it isn't already enabled and it'll show you how to invoke the gesture.
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    You can also set a key to jump to the desktop by going to System Preferences> Keyboard> Shortcuts> Mission Control, then double-click the current Show Desktop key (F11 by default on 10.11 and earlier), then change it to whatever key/combination you want.

    I have mine mapped to the right Alt/Option key. Personally I find that better as Windows is permanently mapped to Win key + D.
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland

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