8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 1:32 PM by JShimazaki
bkalhor Level 1 (0 points)

can i have multiple applications open on one page?


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • cbs20 Level 4 (2,785 points)

    Multiple applications on a desktop? Yes as many as you and your computer can handle.

  • bkalhor Level 1 (0 points)

    i meant can i use one desktop for multiple apps...how can i set up my mac to use only one desktop?  thx

  • cbs20 Level 4 (2,785 points)

    Yes you can. It ships this way. I'm guessing you are opening apps in full screen mode so they are taking up the entire screen? Go to the top right corner and click on the blue arrow image and this will minimize the app out of full screen.

  • bkalhor Level 1 (0 points)

    my apologies for being green on this, but do not see a blue arrow image on the upper right hand corner of tge screen.  ok.  what i want to do is to have excel open and safari open in the same desktop so i can cut and paste. i guess i am used to windows at work to perform this function....never done it at home on my mac...does it make sense?

  • JShimazaki Level 2 (355 points)

    Mac OS X Mountain Lion supports multitasking like cbs20 mentioned. Just like MS Windows just press alt+tab to switch to whatever applications you have open. Use to the Dock at the bottom of your screen for your applications.

  • Network 23 Level 6 (11,900 points)

    JShimazaki wrote:

     

    Mac OS X Mountain Lion supports multitasking like cbs20 mentioned. Just like MS Windows just press alt+tab to switch to whatever applications you have open.

    Actually it isn't Alt-Tab on OS X, it's Command-Tab to use the Application Switcher.

    Also, Control+ left/right arrow key will switch spaces if that's what's desired.

  • bkalhor Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks guys

  • JShimazaki Level 2 (355 points)

    Network you are correct. My mistake. I was typing this on my Windows machine next to my Macbook.