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10.6: Quit and hide apps while in ExposÚ mode System 10.6
I've been wanting Apple to add the ability to close an app or window through ExposÚ since I first saw ExposÚ. With Snow Leopard, they've at least gone part way there.

If you invoke ExposÚ's All Windows or App Windows mode by whatever method, you can then click on a running app in the Dock to have ExposÚ focus on that app (either changing focus from one app to another in App Windows mode, or switching to App Windows mode from All Windows mode).

This is nice, but better yet is that the abbreviated Dock contextual menu will show, on a single left click, allowing you to quit, hide, or set options for the focused app. The only thing missing now, IMHO, is the ability to close a specific window from ExposÚ, but I guess we can't have everything (yet)!

[robg adds: This only works if you click on a non-active app in the Dock while in ExposÚ's App Windows mode. I first tried it by clicking on the currently-displayed app's Dock icon, but that simply exits ExposÚ. Click on a non-active app, though, and it works as described.]
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Authored by: edified on Oct 13, '09 01:07:39PM

You might like that you can command-tab and while still holding command in the app switcher tap q to quit whichever application is highlighted. You don't have to release command, quit or tab over as many apps as you like. Hiding also works.



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Authored by: Mac Berry on Oct 14, '09 04:36:52AM

Thanks Edified, yes I do like that!

What I really crave though is the ability to close a specific window of a running app through ExposÚ. It would be so easy for them to implement - they have the UI I have in mind established already in other areas.

Mark



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the same for exposÚ, please
Authored by: scared on Oct 17, '09 06:17:59PM

i use those shortcuts constantly. it would be really neat to have the same available in exposÚ. sometimes it would be nice to visually see what you are closing/quitting, yet still be able to do it quickly via the keyboard.



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10.6: Quit and hide apps while in ExposÚ mode
Authored by: ether on Oct 13, '09 05:00:34PM

I don't understand Rob's comment. In 10.6.1, if I use this in "all windows" mode in expose and click on a non-active or active app, it brings the frontmost window from that app forward in expose's single window mode and puts the mini-dock menu up.

This doesn't seem to match Rob's description.



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10.6: Quit and hide apps while in ExposÚ mode
Authored by: ether on Oct 13, '09 05:03:59PM

Moreover, if I use it in expose's "all windows this app" mode, it brings up all the windows of the app I click in expose.



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10.6: Quit and hide apps while in ExposÚ mode
Authored by: Mac Berry on Oct 14, '09 04:41:23AM

Yes true, but I think what Rob was getting at was the fact that if you're in ExposÚs "App Windows" mode, clicking on the dock icon for the app you're looking at will return you to that app (exit ExposÚ), rather than giving you the contextual menu. You only get that if you click on ANOTHER running apps icon.

Mark



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10.6: Quit and hide apps while in ExposÚ mode
Authored by: robg on Oct 27, '09 08:18:05AM

That's exactly what I was trying to describe, thanks.

-rob.



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10.6: Quit and hide apps while in ExposÚ mode
Authored by: rhubyrhu on Oct 22, '09 09:23:08AM

You don't have to be in exposÚ at all at the time of doing this. If you click and hold on any icon in the dock while outside expose, it will switch to app view in expose for that app.



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