F10 (Exposé) & [option key]

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  1. EspressoLove macrumors 6502

    EspressoLove

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    Is it me, or pressing ⌥ in Expose (both F9 & F10) was always giving you titles of all windows it shows?

    I remember actually someone was requesting [this] functionality?
    Was it me :eek::rolleyes::cool::D:p:confused::)

    Anyways, it goes into my personal collection of keyboard tricks :cool:


    (Still have 10.5.4 on my main machine, yet stumbled on this on a 10.5.6 mac - yet to check on the other - so I wonder if it was introduced since then?)
     
  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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  3. EspressoLove thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Now I have a new thing to whine righteously demand: that they fixed windows positioning, so that extremely long titles of web pages, don't inter-lap on each other ...
     
  4. EspressoLove thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You don't get it ....
    How can I make anymore clear ?
    1) press F9 (or whatever you use to invoke system-wide Expose)
    2) press ⌥ [option key]
    .... I didn't say anything about mouse/touchpad/touchscreen/trackbal/whathaveyou/
    so don't touch it
    3) look if you see any difference (including with what you get with the mousing) ...
     
  5. Ploki macrumors 68000

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    it works for me...
    no matter if i hover above a window or not.
    jethryn: you need to have more windows open
    then you press alt and titles of all windows not just the one you hover above show their name.
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    cool! :cool: i didnt know this thanks coffee man.

    presumably this feature is if you have lots and lots of windows open and instead of mousing around to see the window title you can just press option to see all the titles.
     
  7. EspressoLove thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, then thing is I vaguely remember how we dreamt about such thing some time ago ...

    So today it was a shock to discover it by chance ...

    And a question still stands - anyone in the know confirm that this is new feature (and from when?)
    Or if it's my over-caffeinated glitch - and it has been there for aeons :eek::confused::(:eek:
     

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