Expose - Show All

jive

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This is just something I found out, when you have Expose to Show All (F9 for me) then if you press Tab it'll cycle through all open programs. It makes sense but I just discovered it.


Hmm, slightly informative post ftw?
 

Chundles

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Jul 4, 2005
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jive said:
This is just something I found out, when you have Expose to Show All (F9 for me) then if you press Tab it'll cycle through all open programs. It makes sense but I just discovered it.


Hmm, slightly informative post ftw?
Yeah, it works the same for F10 as well. It's a handy feature, means you can swap apps and windows without your hands leaving the keyboard.
 

n8236

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Mar 1, 2006
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dude, gross! (in a very good way)

I keep finding bits and pieces of OSX i never b4. Is there a compilation of all these sweet tips somewhere? I wanna know it all!
 

steve_hill4

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May 15, 2005
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Well, when you tab under exposé, it defaults to F10 view and cycles all open applications.

Here's one for others to try. You know about holding shift down and minimising does it in slow motion, well hold down ctrl and minimise and it goes a little slower than normal, but not by much.
 

rhoydotp

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Sep 28, 2006
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cool ... i normally use CMD-Tab to cycle thru applications. this actually includes hidden apps as well.unlike Expose, which only cycles trough active windows (on the workspace)
 

steve_hill4

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rhoydotp said:
cool ... i normally use CMD-Tab to cycle thru applications. this actually includes hidden apps as well.unlike Expose, which only cycles trough active windows (on the workspace)
Well, unconvinced you were right, I pressed cmd-h to hide Camino. I then F9ed and tabbed through and no sign of it anywhere.

How exactly did you hide the application that subsequently showed up? What did you do when it did show up, F9/F10 then tab or something else?
 

rhoydotp

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I press, CMD-H to hide the app. To get it back, either click on the icon on the dock or use the CMD-Tab, then click on the icon. You can even try, CMD-Tab, use the mouse to point to the icon (no need to click), then release the CMD-Tab.