One click to show DESKTOP

AppleCandidate

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Oct 11, 2007
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Does anyone know a way to go to the DESKTOP with one click - if you have several applications opened? I'm not talking about sliding things outside and reveal the desktop underneath like F13 does, more like the way Windows behaves.
 

TheStu

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Does anyone know a way to go to the DESKTOP with one click - if you have several applications opened? I'm not talking about sliding things outside and reveal the desktop underneath like F13 does, more like the way Windows behaves.
http://www.silvermac.com/2007/show-desktop-in-os-x/

In case you don't want to click the link

if you can see a shred of your desktop, Command+ALT+Click on that and all your windows except for Finder will be hidden.
 
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Cooknn

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Hmmm. On Leopard I can just press <Ctrl>2, or 3 or 4 :eek: Honestly what's wrong with the way Expose´ handles it?
 
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mcdj

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I'd love someone to come up with a way to toggle a window from the dock. For instance, if I have Photoshop open and I want to hide it, I could click the Photoshop icon in the dock and it would hide...if I want to unhide it, I'd click the icon again.
 
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Edot

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Why is everyone so obsessed with having all of your windows hidden? Can't you just learn to use Alt+Tab, and Expose, Spaces. There is no need to only have one window open at a time and hiding everything so frequently. Kick the old habits folks, I am sure it is just wasting your time anyway.
 
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TheStu

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I'd love someone to come up with a way to toggle a window from the dock. For instance, if I have Photoshop open and I want to hide it, I could click the Photoshop icon in the dock and it would hide...if I want to unhide it, I'd click the icon again.
Ctrl+Click (or if you are on a MacBook/Pro, two finger click) on the icon in teh dock, and choose "Hide".

Alternatively, if it is the active app, then Alt+clicking on the icon will hide it.
 
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