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How to Disable “Click Wallpaper to Show Desktop” in MacOS Sonoma

Nov 15, 2023 - Leave a Comment
How to disable Click Wallpaper to Show Desktop on Mac

MacOS Sonoma introduced a feature on the Mac that activates Expose which hides all open windows and apps, whenever you click on the desktop. This feature happens seamlessly, and when you click on the desktop wallpaper, you’ll reveal the desktop by pushing aside all other open apps and their windows, thus revealing the desktop and … Read More

Get Old Exposé Back on the Mac with OS X Mountain Lion

Jul 30, 2012 - 10 Comments
Expose-style Window Management in OS X Mountain Lion

With OS X Lion, Exposé merged with Spaces and became Mission Control, as a result the behavior of one of many peoples favorite window management features changed; you could no longer see all windows from all apps in a single screen. Instead, app windows were grouped by application and stacked atop one another. That incredibly … Read More

Show All Windows for an App in Mac OS X with Mission Controls Exposé

Nov 24, 2011 - 20 Comments
Show All App Windows with Expose in OS X Lion

Exposé was replaced with Mission Control in OS X Lion by name, but that doesn’t mean some of the most useful functions of Expose are gone, and in fact what you could see in Expose is still around in the newest versions of Mac OS X, including Mountain Lion 10.8 and newer. One very popular … Read More

iOS 5 with Expose-like Multitasking? White iPhone 64GB Model?

Apr 19, 2011 - 5 Comments
new iOS multitasking Expose

A couple videos (shown below) have surfaced from Vietnam that show off what appears to be a prototype iPhone 4 using a fancy Expose-like multitasking feature in an unreleased build of iOS. Here’s what’s worth noting from the videos: Expose-like multitasking feature looks great It’s a White iPhone 4 (these are due for release any … Read More

Click and hold a Dock icon for App-specific Expose

Feb 4, 2011 - 7 Comments

If you click and hold on any open applications Dock icon, you will launch Expose for just that app and it’s corresponding windows. You can also access this app-specific Expose with the F10 key (Function+F10 on newer Mac models and keyboards), I’ve used this trick for a long time to quickly switch between windows in … Read More

Use Quick Look within Expose to see full sized window previews

Sep 1, 2010 - 2 Comments

Did you know that you can use Quick Look to zoom in on items within Expose? This is an awesome trick sent in by one of our readers: “While in Exposé in Snow Leopard, press the space bar while mousing over a window. You’ll get an actual-size preview of the window. You can read all … Read More

Change the Expose Highlight Glow Color on Mac

Aug 30, 2010 - 6 Comments

Expose is one of the most useful features of Mac OS X and it looks great too. Well, except for the window glow color, which a lot of people aren’t particularly thrilled with. You can replace the bright neon blue hover glow with any other color simply by editing and replacing some PNG files.

Change the Dock item click-and-hold behavior in Snow Leopard

Jan 13, 2010 - 6 Comments

Snow Leopard changed the way the Dock behaves when a Dock item has been clicked on and held down, since 10.6 it launches Expose for that specific application. You may recall how Leopard handled the click-and-hold though, which was to launch the contextual menu (the same one you get when you right-click in 10.6). Using … Read More

Messiest Desktop Ever?

Oct 14, 2009 - 5 Comments

Is this the messiest desktop ever? I don’t know much about this photo, other than it shows a wildly chaotic Mac desktop with a few billion iChat conversations going on and that it’s taken by popular photographer Sam McGuire. If there was ever a need for Expose, I think this it it! [ Sam McGuire … Read More

Expose Keyboard Shortcuts for OS X

Jun 13, 2007 - 6 Comments
Mission Control tips

Expose is an awesome feature of Mac OS X that functions as sort of like a window manager and app switcher all in one. I use the feature so often it is almost impossible to live without. If you don’t use Expose, you should start, and this simple little list of keyboard shortcuts with each … Read More

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