Hiding and Displaying Windows with Exposé

When you have one or two windows on the screen, it's easy to manipulate those windows. However, manipulating three or more windows on the screen can get cumbersome. To make managing multiple windows easy, your Macintosh comes with a program called Exposé.

Exposé manages windows in three different ways:

  • Hiding all windows out of sight

  • Displaying only windows of a single program

  • Displaying all windows as thumbnail images on the screen

Hiding All Windows out of Sight

If you open up too many windows, you may not be able to see your Desktop. To hide all windows, press the F11 key. Once you've hidden all windows, you can view them all by pressing the F11 key again.

To see how the F11 function key hides all windows, ...

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