One click to show DESKTOP

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AppleCandidate, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. AppleCandidate macrumors member

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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.
     
  2. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  3. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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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?
     
  4. AppleCandidate thread starter macrumors member

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    Got the software and it works great - thanks so much!
     
  5. SteveG4Cube macrumors 6502

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    With Spaces I just use Command-> to switch to a space with no open apps, but in Tiger I just wrote a script and put it in the dock to switch to Finder and hide all other apps.
     

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  6. mcdj macrumors G3

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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.
     
  7. Edot macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  8. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  9. tanyakumar macrumors newbie

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