5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2008 9:02 AM by Koopa4747
BobInIndy1 Level 1 (0 points)
I am switching from PC to macbook pro...

In PC quick launch toolbar, there is an icon that take you to the PC desktop.

If you cannot see the mac desktop, how do you go to it?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 4GIG Ram 320GIG HDD
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 (61,417 points)
    You always can see the desktop on a Mac. If you have windows or applications open, close them and then you can see your desktop.

    If you need help with and have other questions regarding Mac OS, I suggest you post them in the Mac OS forums:

  • Andbrowny Level 4 (1,610 points)
    Hi BobInIndy1, there are a number of ways you can do this, depending on how you have your mac setup and what you want to 'get' to.
    One way is pressing apple+tab and selecting finder and apple+n then selecting the desktop from the sidebar of the window. This will show you all the files/folders on your desktop. The other way that I have seen done is go to your username in the side bar and drag your desktop to the dock down beside the trash icon.
    See if that gets you somewhere.
  • BobInIndy1 Level 1 (0 points)
    With all due respect, that is a pretty silly answer. Of course I know if I have 10 apps open, and can endlessly play with each app window, moving it or minimizing it or closing it or... Not particularly time efficient to get to the desktop.
  • BobInIndy1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks. Moving desktop to the DOCK sounds like a good idea...it gives me one click access to the desktop.
  • Koopa4747 Level 1 (0 points)
    If you are looking to for an equivalent to "Show Desktop" go to system preferences->dashboard & Expose and assign a corner or F key to "desktop". This will allow you to move all windows off screen.