Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by aunkster, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. aunkster macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2004
    Ok I am a new mac user so bare with me.
    What is expose?

    What is aqua skin?
  2. rand() macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2004
    No problem. :)
    Exposé is almost unexplainable. It's an incredible time-saver. It is controlled by the F9, F10, and F11 keys. Essentially, it 'tiles' (for lack of a less windows-y word) all the windows you have open, and then you click on the one you want to bring forward (F9). F10 does the same, but only with the application you're currently running (i.e. all the Safari windows). F11 whips all the windows to the side of the desktop, so you can get at your desktop icons.

    The only way to get the hang of it is to try it out. Open a bunch of windows, and try them.
    As I understand it, this is simply the "look" of OS X. "Aqua" refers to your typical application, while most of the iApps are in "Brushed Metal."

    Somebody correct me if I'm wrong on any of that.

    Hope that clarifies a few things.
  3. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    A bloody Godsend!

    I've been using Mac's for a few years but only upgraded to OS X 10.3 with my new iMac so have only just started with exposé.

    Like rand() says it allows you to shift all open windows either aside from the desktop of tiles them for easy switching between them and it works a treat.

    I'd read about and it never sounded as good as it is.

    Advices though, get a multi button mouse to use it to its full potential. I use a MS Bluetooth mouse and it works an absolute dream with the side mounted thumb buttons instead of the F-keys.

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