I must confess, I am not the most organized person in the universe and can often get distracted by other more amusing things. With these character traits in toe, it’s only a matter of minutes before my Mac desktop is more cluttered than that rouge kitchen draw were every odd bits and bobs always end up.
I frequently find myself eagerly opening new browser windows whilst continuing to pull up every classic Apple app, such as iTunes, Mail and iChat. It’s really fantastic that Mac computers are swish enough to tackle an array of open windows but it is not long before i’m wasting time clicking round in circle trying to find the right window, a past time I find particularly grating on my patience.
If this irksome problem sounds familiar don’t worry, there is a simple simple solution – Expose!
Inviting this handy keyboard command into your life will save buckets of time, calm nerves and help you find what you are looking for in an instant.
Available on all Mac OS X models, Exposed is a simple and speedy way to reveal everything you have open. Allowing you to instantly select the section you are hunting for.
While many Apple Mac features require you to activate then manually or configure something, this is a shortcut that is already in-built into your computer and available to make use of it right now…
How to use Mac Expose…
Pressing your F9 key will immediately generate thumbnails of all your live windows and display them orderly before you. Making it super easy to pick out the one you wish to use.
If you want to go one step further and get all fancy with Macs Exposed feature, tapping F10 will create miniature images of all windows associated with a certain app, ie iTunes.
Whereas F11 does the opposite to the the above. Instead of gathering all the live apps and windows, if you already have them all open on your desktop, pressing F11 will clear them off and present you with any open files.
Bare these three simple keys in mind and you will never be running circuits around your windows again!