Being a new Mac user, there are one or two (or a hundred thousand) Mac things that have caused me a just a little frustration. One of the biggest annoyances is the fact that there is NO Show Desktop option on Mac Lion. It drives me crazy!!
Today I made an accidental discovery as my fingers dawdled across the track pad…
It is possible to get the MacBook Pro’s OS X Lion equivalent to Show Desktop.
I’ve googled this a number of times, to no success. I’m not saying others haven’t posted how-to tutorials, I just know that I haven’t found them or followed them accurately, because I certainly haven’t ever done what I did today.
For all those other frustrated Mac users, (Yes, I am being cheeky, so please don’t be offended. :P) here’s how I show Desktop using Mac Lion…
Step One. Three-finger sweep up the trackpad.
Step Two: Hover your cursoron the top right of the screen to show a Desktop thumbnail. Click on the thumbnail.
Step Three: Voilà! Click on your new Desktop icon and you can indeed show your desktop.
Each time you do a three-finger swipe up the trackpad you will now have the option of Dashboard, Desktop1, or Desktop2. Or you can do a three-finger sideways swipe while on an active desktop, and flick between Dashboard, Desktop1, and Desktop2.
You can even add multiple desktops by following the same process. Who knew?
I’m thinking you could perhaps create different desktops for different applications, to save cluttering your desktop. (Since I usually have about 20 open documents/applications, this may simplify a lot of clutter!) It could be good to have one desktop with my current WIPs open as Word documents, and one desktop for email and internet, maybe even one for photos…
Suddenly the options are seemingly endless.
Moment of truth… Did you know? Or have I just saved your sanity?