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One way to see a frozen window's contents System
Sometimes after switching from one application to another, and then trying to return to the first, I'll find that it won't come forward -- because the first application is doing a long calculation, or something else that makes it freeze. I want to see the current window state for the frozen application, but I can't do it until the program has finished doing whatever it's doing.

For those times when I just can't wait, I think I found the solution: Exposť. Just press F9 (or whatever key you've assigned to All Windows), or move your mouse to the All Windows screen corner, if you've set that up. Then just click on the frozen window, and it should come to the foreground (though it won't update until the long calculation is done).
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One way to see a frozen window's contents
Authored by: asmeurer on Nov 06, '08 07:41:26PM

Um, OK. This has been this way since 10.3 when Exposť came out. It's one of the main things I use it for these days.
By the way, I find that pressing F10 (Application Windows) twice tends to bring the windows forward for an app that I switched to whose window hasn't come forward automatically like you described. That's usually faster than finding it with F9.



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