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10.3: Open an application on a clear desktop with Exposť Desktop
If you use the Exposť Show Desktop button (F11), then click on the desktop to activate the Finder, with no Finder windows open, then hit Exposť Application Windows (F10), you can launch an app and keep all the other windows off to the sides.

I have my middle mouse button set to Exposť/Application Windows and discovered this trick completely by accident!

[robg adds: This only works for applications that you can launch without opening a Finder window (i.e. they're in the dock, or you've set up shortcut keys). If you open a Finder window before launching an application, all the hidden windows will come flying back into view when you launch the app.]
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10.3: Open an application on a clear desktop with Exposť
Authored by: jedik on Jan 26, '04 08:24:39PM

Or just activate the Finder *before* using the Exposť's Show Desktop command. ;)

Nice hint nevertheless. :)

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10.3: Open an application on a clear desktop with Exposť
Authored by: aranor on Jan 27, '04 04:32:08AM

Umm, I just opened a Finder window and launched an app from that, and the windows didn't come flying back. I had the application and the finder window open on my screen alone. I then quit the app and closed the finder window, and I still had everything hidden until I hit my Exposť key again.



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