Is there a quick way to get to desktop with a mouse?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 0sync0, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. 0sync0 macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    My Mac is connected to a TV. Much of the time I am not using a keyboard and can't use Expose. Is there any quick way to get to the desktop with a mouse?
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Hot corners

    System Preferences - Expose & Spaces - Expose

    Then set one of the corners to Desktop

    or System Preferences - Keyboard and Mouse - Mouse

    Then set one of the buttons to Expose - Desktop (depends on whay mousr you have)
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Yes, it's called hot corners. (EDIT: see xUKHCx's post) You can set the corners of the screen to a variety of actions, including the three Exposé actions. Then you flick the mouse to the screen corner and it initiates the Exposé action. So I have mine set something like UL = all windows, LL and LR = application's windows, and UR = desktop. :) It's the only way to use Exposé, my friend. Once you try it, you'll be addicted. :D
  4. 0sync0 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
  5. DaveF macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    If your mouse has extra buttons (like my MX Revolution), you can set a button to trigger Expose - Desktop.

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