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Alternate Exposé Show Desktop Effect

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Code:


defaults write com.apple.dock wvous-olddesktop -bool false
killall Dock



In Terminal.app.

I think this rocks. Is this a widely known trick?

To unset, type the same in the terminal, but substitute "false" with "true" in the first line.
post #2 of 12
What does it do?
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Instead of shuffling all windows to the side, it takes a snapshot of all the windows you have on-screen, shrinks it to a small window you can put wherever you like. Then you just click on the snapshot, or press F11 to get everything back.
post #4 of 12
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Originally posted by Zapchud
Code:


defaults write com.apple.dock wvous-olddesktop -bool false
killall Dock

Process names are case-sensitive.

And yes, I prefer that setting, too, but I believe they had some bugs with it and therefore didn't activate it (akin minimize-in-place in Jaguar).
post #5 of 12
Old news.



To say the least. This predated the Panther worldwide release, if I'm not mistaken.
post #6 of 12
Quote:
Originally posted by Keda
What does it do?

It Does this:

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post #7 of 12
Thanks for posting this... I think it's a lot cooler looking than the default behavior.
post #8 of 12
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Originally posted by elron
Thanks for posting this... I think it's a lot cooler looking than the default behavior.

yes so do i think, BUT "desktop in a box" is a pretty buggy thing like someone pointed out. that is why apple might have not enabled that feature as an option yet.

A lot of people, me included, experienced that bug. It is hard to explain how that bug appears to you. It is like that: There where the "Desktop in a Box" once has been placed, that little space/place becomes a Hole (litteraly) in your desktop. You can't drag things from there anymore for example.

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post #9 of 12
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Sorry to post old news (although it wasn't old to everyone).

It is indeed buggy as hell. Radio buttons and buttons stopped working randomly in Safari, Firefox, IE, and I'm sure there is more stuff it fucks up.
post #10 of 12
very cool tip--thanks.
post #11 of 12
how do i get it back to normal?
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post #12 of 12
Do the same command, only with "true" instead of "false".
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