setting up keyboard shortcut for "show all"

littleasian

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as a student i constantly have windows open all the time. minimizing them works but sometimes its easier if i just press cmd-h or cmd-opt-h to hide windows.

so i was wondering is there a keyboard shortcut for "show all"? or a way to make a keyboard shortcut for "show all"?

im running 10.6.2 btw so gimme anything you got thanks
 

littleasian

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i do use the expose key (or rather just 4 fingers down) but i want a keyboard shortcut so i can instantly see all of my hidden windows similar to if you went "program" > show all

i guess no luck currently...boo
 

edesignuk

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^ expose won't show hidden windows though will it? it'll just show everything you have open and visible, but in an organised fashion.

I don't know what you can do that will un-hide all windows at once :confused:
 

Gregg2

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Yeah, but can you make one that does what the OP wants?

I've never tried to use Show All. Just now, in Safari and Excel, I looked, and Show All is greyed out in both. Why?
 

mysterytramp

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Yeah, but can you make one that does what the OP wants?

I've never tried to use Show All. Just now, in Safari and Excel, I looked, and Show All is greyed out in both. Why?
Safari (and Preview and Pages and TextEdit and iTunes and ...) greys out "Show all" when nothing is hidden. Hide something, and it's functional. (nice bit of UI engineering, actually. is that new in SL?) Isn't that what the OP wants?

mt
 

Gregg2

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Oh, yeah. Of course. So where do things go when they are hidden? Germany? ;)

The OP(pronoun) hasn't posted in over a week, so maybe it's a moot point. I think some of the other posts may have lead me to add requirements that aren't in the OP(noun).
 

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