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10.3: Replace the Exposť 'Show Desktop' behavior
Authored by: ceugene on Oct 31, '03 10:30:03AM

This is an unstable setting. The sector of your desktop covered by the minimized Desktop will be unusable. It eventually crashes the WindowServer, which means you have to login remotely and kill -HUP the process...



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Exactly right
Authored by: mithras on Oct 31, '03 10:31:40AM

You can work around this by moving the window-box to somewhere on the screen other than where your Photoshop palettes (or whatever) live, but it's clearly problematic.

Hopefully it will get improved in future revisions, rather than dropped like Minimize-In-Place was...

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Exactly right
Authored by: M2 on Nov 02, '03 05:56:30PM

Other problems....

1. If you reposition the minized windows icon on the secondary display of a dual display configuration, it doesn't save the location and always goes back to the default location.

2. If you use DragThing 5.0 (haven't checked previous versions) and the mini-box is on the same plane of any of you DT docks, those areas of the dock will not be enabled.

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"Hint fails in Panther"...
Authored by: terceiro on Oct 31, '03 11:48:25AM

Ditto. It's very, very, very cool -- and I would much rather have this than the windows-all-fly-away version as it ships. However, broken is broken.

Someone should use the "Hint fails in Panther" link above... ;)

OK, I will.

Done.



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10.3: Replace the Exposť 'Show Desktop' behavior
Authored by: osxpounder on Oct 31, '03 03:41:01PM

Under another hint, "10.3: Switch Terminal window focus with mouse movement", mithras accidentally posted a hint which should be here. Check it out: it has two links that, in Safari in 10.3, will open an AppleScript for you that lets you change this setting [you have to run the AppleScript first], or change it back.

That was very handy, because when I tried this hint, it locked up my Mac, and I was able to hard-reboot [it's a G&W G4 with a reset button], surf back to that hint, and run the second AS link to reset Exposť. Thanks, mithras!

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10.3: Replace the Exposť 'Show Desktop' behavior
Authored by: NEO2126 on Nov 04, '03 09:37:04PM

This hint is nice, but VERY VERY unstable. I have been running Panther for about 3 days, and this caused the first crash.



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unstable !
Authored by: Safar on Dec 15, '03 02:16:56PM

after weeks using it, i just reverted back to normal behavior : window server had started acting funny !



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