Exposé (Mac)

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Exposé is a feature on the Mac OS X operating system.

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Exposé allows instant access to any open window with a single keystroke – and stunning style that can never be imitated. Display all open windows as thumbnails, view windows of the current application, or hide all windows to quickly locate a file on your desktop.

  • Type the F3 key (or gesture with 4 fingers down on the track pad) and Exposé will instantly tile all of your open windows, scale them down, and neatly arrange them. Now you can what’s in every single one. Type the F11 key (or gesture with 4 fingers up on the track pad) and Exposé hides all open windows, giving you instant access to your desktop.
  • Move your cursor from one tiled window to the next and you’ll see it’s titled displayed in the center of the window. When you find the window you want, just click on it. Every window will return to full size and the window you clicked – whether it’s a folder, PDF, QuickTime Movie, or Word document – becomes the active window.

You can also use Exposé directly from your Dock. Simply click on the application with the open windows you want to view, and hold until the windows appear on the screen.