Exposé On Mac OS X Explained

March 5, 2011 by Edwin C 0

Multi-taskers love to use Macs because they can run many applications at once without slowing the system down. The downside of having so many apps open is that you end up opening so many windows that you lose track of what is open and where it is.

Accessing Programs On A Mac

There’s a few different ways to get to a particular program. You can access your open applications by looking at your dock and clicking on whatever program you want to bring to the front. You can also use Command + Tab to navigate through your open programs. Another way the Mac can help you manage multiple applications is with Spaces. But there’s also another way of quickly accessing your open windows. You can take advantage of Exposé which is what will be explained in this post.

What Is Exposé

Your desktop has four corners. When you move the cursor to any of those corners, you can direct your Mac to do a wide variety of actions. You can specify what you want your Mac to do in the Exposé settings. To set it up you’ll need to go to the System Preferences and go to Exposé & Spaces and select the Exposé tab.

What Can Exposé Do

Some common actions include: displaying the desktop, show all your open windows, show the dashboard, show your Spaces or even put the computer to sleep. The most valuable way to use Exposé is to display all of your currently open windows. By doing so, you can see what programs are open, you will get a screenshot preview of the window and you can click to go directly to that program.

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