Bit of trouble with Expose

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Shacklebolt, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. Shacklebolt macrumors 6502a


    Sep 2, 2004
    this computer has recently been... well, it's running 10.4.2. The point is, my F9 key doesn't bring up expose on my laptop. It just brings up the screen dimmer/brightener. And F10 doesn't line up my app windows. I've tried fixing it in the system preferences, but the changes don't seem to stick. Any advice?
  2. St Soichiro macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2004
    Tulsa, OK
    Just to understand this correctly: Under System Preferences you have the "Use the F1-F12 keys to control software features" checked in the Keyboard and Mouse pane? It keeps changing back?
  3. neocell macrumors 65816


    May 23, 2005
    Great White North
    Have you tried activating the hot corners and seeing if that works?
  4. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816


    Jan 25, 2005
    What about if you hold down your Fn key and press F9.

    Even if your sys prefs dont stick that'll work i guess.
  5. cardiac dave macrumors regular

    cardiac dave

    Jun 23, 2005
    Another vote for hotcorners - my personal preference too.
    Top-right: expose
    Bottom-right: Widgets
    Bottom left: Screen saver
  6. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

    Dec 9, 2004
    Same here...only thing is, Exposé does more than one thing. So for me, it's:

    Top left: Application windows
    Top right: All windows
    Bottom left: Widgets
    Bottom right: Desktop

    I never really knew what to do with the bottom left corner, until Dashboard came along....

    One problem, though, is that some games don't turn off hot corners, so I have to do that manually, which is a pain. Is there any way of automating that process, and assigning it to a function key or something? I was hoping Automator would do the trick, but it's more limited than I was expecting, and can't see any preferences at all.

  7. TBi macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2005
    I use

    Top-Left : Dashboard
    Top-Right: Desktop (so i can click the hard drive icon when the windows go away :))
    Bottom-right: Application windows
    Bottom left: All windows (like windows start button... kinda... :p)

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