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10.6: Add applications to Exposť System 10.6
Snow Leopard only hintYou all probably know about Exposť's Application Mode (introduced in 10.6 I think). What's interesting is that while you're in it, you can Command+click on other running applications and bring their windows into Exposť as well.

Steps to reproduce:
  • Open Application Exposť (click and hold on any running application in the Dock).
  • Cmd+click on another running application in the Dock.
What happens is that only the windows of these 2 applications will be shown in Exposť. You can also continue to Cmd+click on other applications and bring their windows into Exposť as well.

I noticed that some windows that are normally ignored by Exposť, appear while doing this.

[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described. It's something of an addition to this previous hint.]
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10.6: Add applications to Exposť
Authored by: cwanja on Jul 26, '10 07:42:37AM

Great hint. Nice to see there is a way to add in windows, but it comes with its own set of flaws. The window has to be opened. It can be not be closed (via cmd+W) and can not be minimized. Or at least that was my milage when testing - tested with Mail and NetNewsWire.

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10.6: Add applications to Exposť
Authored by: cibi3d on Jul 26, '10 08:07:23AM

Option + CMD + click on a running application in the Dock (that is being shown in Exposť) will remove the application from Exposť (doing so on all shown applications will quit Exposť).

Edited on Jul 26, '10 08:08:38AM by cibi3d



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10.6: Add applications to Exposť
Authored by: arcticmac on Jul 26, '10 05:55:57PM

also works when expose is activated via f10.

the remove (and then the add) also work in all applications mode (eg as activated by f9).

This means there's a chance they were there before 10.6, though no guarantees.



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10.6: Add applications to Exposť
Authored by: takizo on Jul 26, '10 06:35:54PM

Great tips. Didn't know this can be done on Expose. Been using it, but never explore :p



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10.6: Add applications to Exposť
Authored by: NaOH-Lye on Jul 26, '10 08:24:50PM

The add on to this is that Option-Command-Click will remove an application. It works for Exposť when using it in the manner described by the original hint poster or when first invoking Exposť with the all-windows method.



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10.6: Add applications to Exposť
Authored by: avandelay on Jul 27, '10 12:18:09PM

Using Spaces, this seems to only work for applications which have windows open in the same Space.



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