How to minimize all windows on wireless keyboard?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pb125, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. pb125 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'm really new to Mac, and I'm hoping I'm just missing something easy here. What I want to do is be able to minimize all the windows on my screen with one button. To make it clearer, say i needed to get a file off my desktop, instead of minimizing or moving all the windows around to get there, I just hit one key and they all minimize.

    I have the new wireless keyboard, and the only two unused "F" keys are F5 and F6, which do nothing.

    Another note, my girlfriend has a macbook and she says F9 does the trick. F9 skips a track in itunes on my iMac.
     
  2. Mindflux macrumors 68000

    Mindflux

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    #2
    hold down the function key (fn) to use the F keys instead of the shortcuts (volume, etc)
     
  3. hanschien macrumors 6502

    hanschien

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    #3
    - F11 shows the desktop
    - You can set a corner of the screen to an Expose action
    - If you're using Leopard and have Spaces enabled, you can just switch to an empty Space (ctrl + arrow or ctrl + number)
     
  4. pb125 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah! Fn + F11 does the trick. Thanks a bunch for the quick response. You just made my life a little bit easier.
     

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