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Swipe Exposť and Dashboard in 'temporary view' mode Laptop Macs
The following tip is something that I find very useful for myself, and that only works for Macs that can use four-finger Exposť mode on the trackpad.

While using a four-finger down swipe on the trackpad to trigger Exposť, don't release your fingers just yet -- hold your fingers for one second after swiping, then release them. When used in this manner, Exposť will activate, then turn off by itself when you release your fingers. This also works when activating Dashboard with a four-finger up swipe.

This is good for briefly glancing at information in other windows or the Finder.

[robg adds: Exposť and Dashboard can actually be used like this with keyboard-based activation, too -- just hold down the activation key (F9, F10, F11, F12) until you're done using Exposť or Dashboard, and it will close automatically when you release the activation key. We covered this keyboard-centric behavior for both Exposť and Dashboard in previous hints.]
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Swipe Exposť and Dashboard in 'temporary view' mode
Authored by: llee on Apr 30, '09 06:04:51PM

Goes for Spaces, too, OMM (I have an early 2006 MacBook Pro 17", so I'm using keys to trigger it).



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Swipe Exposť and Dashboard in 'temporary view' mode
Authored by: robogobo on May 03, '09 12:54:01PM

But not with hot corners.



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