Tips & Tricks: Using Expose to Stay Organized

May 28, 2009 in Tips & Tricks by Bob Faulhaber

Do you like to keep lots of windows open on your desktop, Expose helps you find everything even if your desktop is a complete mess.

Expose is already setup on your Mac. Open several windows on your Mac and then press the F11 key. Donā€™t worry, press F11 again and the windows return.

You can see the keyboard shortcuts or make any changes on the Expose & Spaces preference pane, as shown below. Click on System Preferences and then click on Expose & Spaces.


Keyboard shortcuts are:

F9 - Show every window on the screen at once

F10 - Show just application windows

F11 - Hide every window, showing just the desktop

You can also use your mouse to activate Expose by assigning the actions in the preferences as shown above.