Show Desktop button feature in OS X?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 2Turbo, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. 2Turbo macrumors 6502

    2Turbo

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    #1
    I'm coming from Windows 7 and really like the show desktop button in the bottom right corner, that once clicked, hides all windows and shows the desktop. I use this feature when snoopy people walk by my screen while online banking, etc.

    Any comparable feature or third party programs?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. seanf macrumors 6502

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    Click :apple: > System Preferences > Desktop & Screen Saver > Hot Corners, choose a corner and set the selection to Desktop. Then when you drag your mouse to that corner it will show your desktop

    Sean :)
     
  3. waynep macrumors 6502

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    If you have a trackpad . . 4 finger swipe up shows the desktop.
     
  4. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    If you have a multitouch trackpad. My MacBook (pre-unibody) cannot do this.
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

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    You can also set a keyboard shortcut under Sys Prefs > Exposé. The default is F11.
     
  6. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    Or get BetterTouchTool and assign a multi-touch gesture to show desktop (if the 4 finger swipe doesn't suit you).
     

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