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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Exposé preferences with the new Exposé button!

I got a new MacBook Pro today and it has the Exposé button that is now used on all new Macs.  Instead of being F9, F10 and F11, all the features are on a single button, in my case, F3.  What is amazing about this button is that it also lets you quickly access Exposé & Spaces preferences.  The shortcut is "Option - F3" (or whatever single button is used for Exposé on your keyboard).

5 Comments:

Blogger F said...

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May 20, 2008 at 4:05 AM  
Blogger Lars said...

Doesn't work for me... When I use this combination, the Spaces preferences window opens. I'm running an alu iMac with the new keyboard.

May 20, 2008 at 4:06 AM  
Blogger Rudhy said...

Lars, Spaces and Expose have the same panel, right? :-)

Also, combination option+dedicated key (or key with fn, if you've changed F-s behavior) allows to open Display panel (opt-F1/F2), Expose/Spaces (opt-F3/F4) or Sound (opt-F10 to F12). Nice!

May 20, 2008 at 6:43 AM  
Blogger MacTipper said...

And, if you're on a MBP, then Option F5/F6 will open the keyboard preferences.

Unfortunately, this only half works if you move your expose keys to another Function key. For example, F10. If you then use Option-F10, it won't do anything. However, I can still do Fn-Option-F3/F4.

May 20, 2008 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

space-F3, and control-F3

May 20, 2008 at 3:54 PM  

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