Posted 22 October 2010 - 05:45 PM
Thanks to all.
I found the topic Desktop Expose in one of my books. Command + F3 hides all windows including firefox & pagemanager. Then I click to the side of the screen to get my windows back. I checked my expose preferences [where I didn't see command +F3 listed??], and F11 was listed for Show Desktop. So Fn + F11 also works [since I have a laptop I have to add the Fn] - again on all windows. I don't need an icon on the dock if I have a keyboard shortcut.
I tried KwikKomputers suggestion, just to see how it worked and dragged desktop to the dock from Finder. I like the grid option w/ desktop on the dock. The Icon it chose was the same as Pagemanager, which was open and also on the dock. That's confusing. I don't know why the desktop dock icon didn't use its folder icon from Finder.I closed pagemanager, removed desktop from the dock and then dragged it back again and it's still got the icon for pagemanager. Weird.
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