How to minimize all windows on wireless keyboard?

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

  1. pb125 macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2007
    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


    Oct 20, 2007
    hold down the function key (fn) to use the F keys instead of the shortcuts (volume, etc)
  3. hanschien macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2006
    Houston, TX
    - 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

    Nov 21, 2007
    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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