Bring Up Desktop Hotkey

Discussion in 'macOS' started by swwack91, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. swwack91 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    This can be most possibly one of the silliest posts ever..

    but is there a key or set of keys to bring up the desktop when in a full screen app like a game? In windows hitting the Windows key will bring you back, but i can't seem to find an equivalent in OSX.

    THANKS!
     
  2. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    I use hot corners, so lower left and right trigger Exposé, while upper left clears to the desktop.
     
  3. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    F10=show Desktop
    F11=All Windows
    F12=Dashboard

    You can also go into SystemsPref/Expose to set up hot corners for the same stuff.

    Hope this helps

    Peace:cool:
     
  4. swwack91 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well i know expose doesn't work ingame... those keystrokes are now keys for the game.

    i'll check the hot corners though
     
  5. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

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    Hotkeys will not work in full screen. In fact, there is no way to go to the desktop when you are in "full screen" mode. That is one of the downsides to mac. What I would recommend, if possible, is run the game in "windowed mode" maximized. Then hot corners will work. This is what I did when I was wasting my life away in WoW.
     
  6. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    Well, 'Command + M' works for me while in WarCraft III or StarCraft. Not sure if it works for all games, but it's worth a try.
     

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