How can I make a show desktop icon?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by volitan, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. volitan macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi!!
    How can I make a show desktop icon like you have for the pc?
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  3. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    #3
    Exposé is much quicker and easier. One press of a button clears your desktop and then brings it back again.
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    The simple answer: You don't need one. Invoking Expose's Show Desktop feature is sufficient for most people - you can set it to a key, a hot corner, or both.

    The complex answer: If you REALLY want an icon for this I suppose you could write a little shell script that opens the Expose application with some argument to make it show the desktop, then give it a suitable icon, make it executable, and drop it in the Dock.
     
  5. OttawaGuy macrumors 6502a

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    I have expose - show desktop mapped to my middle mouse button(scroll wheel).
     
  6. volitan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys!!


    I have fn now for expose :)

    But I had a show desktop icon before in my dock that I made last year.I just reinstalled everyhting And I dont remember how I made it :(
     

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