Originally Posted by hezekiahb
See, I actually want hidden windows to be completely ignored by expose, I hide them because they are things like e-mail or Safari that have one window & I'd never use the expose feature on them.
Expose for me is mostly all windows to switch between apps, or I use the per app expose on Finder.
Everyone is going to have a little different preference, for me I'm glad it operates to my own.
But this is exactly the point. You don't hide windows; you hide an application. (Notice that the menu says "Hide Firefox", "Hide Safari", etc., not "Hide This Window".)
What we're saying is that we want exactly what you want: hidden applications should be completely ignored by Expose. You shouldn't see any
of a hidden application's windows in Expose's "All Windows" view--minimized windows of the hidden application should also be hidden.
Again, try the demo I laid out, and tell me if you think Expose's behaviour makes ANY intuitive sense:
1) Open TextEdit.
2) Write "MINIMIZED" in the document.
3) Minimize the window using the yellow button in the top left corner.
4) Hit Command+N to open a new TextEdit document.
5) Write "NOT MINIMIZED" in this document.
6) Hit Command+H to hide the application.
7) Activate Expose's "All Windows" view.
You'll see that the minimized document appears, but the other document does not. The problem is that I don't want EITHER of them to appear--that's why I hid the application.
If maximized windows of hidden applications don't appear in Expose, then minimized windows of hidden applications sure as hell shouldn't either. Expose's behaviour at present makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
"Keep ALL of a hidden application's windows out of Expose!" is what we're saying.