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How do I make windows readable in Exposé

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Ian Lancaster Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)
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Apr 28, 2012 4:02 PM

Is it even still called Exposé? Just upgraded from 10.5.8 to 10.7 - a big leap! It used to be that in Exposé I could read the title of each finder window folder so it was easy to select the one I wanted. Now the finder windows are stacked on top of each other so I can't see anything except the top one, and that's too small and unsharp to read which folder it is.

No doubt this is a very easy setting matter, so I hope someone can help me with this setting!

Thanks!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 4:27 PM (in response to Ian Lancaster)

    Ian Lancaster wrote:

     

    Is it even still called Exposé? Just upgraded from 10.5.8 to 10.7 - a big leap! It used to be that in Exposé I could read the title of each finder window folder so it was easy to select the one I wanted. Now the finder windows are stacked on top of each other so I can't see anything except the top one, and that's too small and unsharp to read which folder it is.

    No doubt this is a very easy setting matter, so I hope someone can help me with this setting!

    Thanks!

    No, Expose and Spaces have been combined into Mission Control in Lion.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4689?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

  • PAHU Level 6 Level 6 (14,400 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 4:28 PM (in response to Ian Lancaster)

    I'm not aware of a user setting to make the Finder windows larger or unstack when in what is now called Mission Control.

     

    But if you use the Application windows option (Control and Down Arrow or Control F3) instead of Mission Control then you will have a better view of your open Finder windows. And note that you can use the Tab key to switch from the current application view to the Finder views.

  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,225 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 6:15 PM (in response to Ian Lancaster)

    In mission control, position the cursor over the "stack" of windows and use two fingers up on the trackpad.  The windows will separate.  Then position the cursor over one of the separated windows and press the spacebar to enlarge.  Space bar again to put back.

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Apr 29, 2012 3:39 AM (in response to Ian Lancaster)

    Ian Lancaster wrote:

     

    Thanks Capt Fred and Pahu. Both your approaches are do-able. But if I follow you correctly, this is one of those fantastic upgrades where it now takes 4 actions to achieve what before took only 1!

    Yes.

     

    Cheers

     

    Pete

  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (27,050 points)
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    Apr 29, 2012 3:44 AM (in response to Ian Lancaster)

    No, that's not the case.  Sounds like you're mainly interested in Finder windows, so don't use Mission Control, use App Exposé:

     

    Screen Shot 2012-04-29 at 6.43.15 AM.png

    By my settings, four fingers dragged down gives me an instant, unstacked list of windows in the current app.

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