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I just got a new Mac, and I'm enjoying its super-slim keyboard. While playing around with it, I discovered that pressing modifier keys while using the Exposť key you can produce different results. For example, it's well known that pressing Option and the brightness control (or sound control) keys brings up the appropriate System Preferences pane. Also, Shift and a sound control key will toggle between silent and beep on volume change.

But with the Exposť button you can do the following:
  • F3 = Show All Windows
  • Command-F3 = Show Desktop
  • Control-F3 = Show Application Windows
This tip does not apply to people using custom shortcuts for Exposť (like the default F9), and only works with the super-slim keyboards.
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Access more Exposť functions from the slim keyboard
Authored by: cycomachead on Nov 29, '07 06:59:07AM

This should work with the newest Santa Rosa MacBooks as they have the new keyboard, but I don't have a model to test.



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Access more Exposť functions from the slim keyboard
Authored by: vkeesari on Nov 29, '07 07:12:01AM

Also, option + F3 opens the Exposť preference panel.



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Access more Exposť functions from the slim keyboard
Authored by: Chewieez on Dec 01, '07 04:51:42PM

I can't attest that this works with the new Santa Rosa Macbooks.

Thanks for the tip! I was wondering how to do those functions since it looked like they didn't have a keyboard shortcut anymore.



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