Thursday, July 19, 2007

What I've Just Discovered Completely By Accident

I use the Mac OS X Exposé function all the time (this is the one that allows you to zip easily between open application windows using the F9 and Tab keys) and it's not surprising that Microsoft ripped it off to give Windows Vista a patina of user-friendliness. Like many new Mac users though I had to be told by someone else about it a few months after I bought my computer a couple of years ago. What I wasn't told was that by pressing F11 (which I just did, by accident) it shrinks all open windows to a tiny square allowing you to access stuff on your desktop. Simple but really helpful. The joys of the little things in life...

3 comments:

Matt said...

Joys of the little things in life, that's really crazy...
What's crazy too is the number of time that I have got the impression that my Powerbook is alive ! It's like it shows you some new side of their personality someday and another the next week. Want proof ? Watch this tiny breathing when it sleeps ;-)

Enda P said...

http://www.apple.com/startpage/

If you go here, they have a nifty tip about some 'hidden' Mac thingie every other day. Some good stuff too.

seanachie said...

Yep, I get the Mac tips on RSS every now and again hidden among the preening Apple puff pieces. Mac OS X Hints is also good if a little beholden to the iPhone of late.