Need help w/ a Kybd shortcut in Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'iMac' started by redmedicine, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. redmedicine macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2010
    Im sure this is a stupid question, but I havent had any luck finding it by searching because i don't know what this feature would be called

    On my 2007 macbook, I can press f11 to hide all my windows to the side of the screen and let me view my desktop. I cant seem to locate this feature on my iMac (I have the keyboard where f11 is volume down, and am running snow leopard).

    Any help would be appreciated.

    thank you.
  2. rprebel macrumors 6502


    Aug 22, 2010
    Where the bluebonnets bloom
  3. redmedicine thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2010
    Actually, no. f3 shows me all my windows, I'm looking for the one that, on my 2007 macbook anyway, shoots all my open windows to the side of the screen so they're completely out of view and lets me view my desktop, and then brings them all back when i press it again. Can't seem to locate this on my new keyboard / imac.

    in that expose link it says "To hide all windows so you can see your Desktop, press F11"

    Thats what im looking for....but F11 on mY keyboard is just the volume down key....
  4. nenarek macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2010
    If you hold down the key labeled Fn and then hit F11 it will show the desktop.
  5. redmedicine thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2010
    Perfect, thank you. Sorry for the stupid question.

    Anyone know if it's possible to reprogram that into a one-key command, like make it f13 or something (removing the need to hold function)?
  6. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010

    Or you could use Active Screen Corners:

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