Using Mac Special Feature Keys
Part of the Macs All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Newer Macs feature keyboards with a row of dedicated special feature keys, marked with descriptive icons, that also double as function (Fn) keys. For instance, the fifth key from the left is the one you press to open the Launchpad, which displays all the applications on your Mac. Some special feature keys evoke a second special feature when you hold down the Fn key and then press the special feature key.
Here are six Mac special feature keys you can press to help you work with and switch between multiple Mac application windows you’re running at the same time.
|Mission Control (F3)||Displays Mission Control, which lets you switch between multiple desktops|
|Fn+Mute (F10)||Displays all windows of the active application (called Exposé)|
|Fn+Volume Down (F11)||Hides all windows to show the Desktop|
|Launchpad (F4)||Displays Launchpad and all the applications on your Mac|
|Fn+Volume Up (F12)||Displays Dashboard|
|Command+Tab||Displays icons of all running applications|