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Is there anyway to show all the windows for one application (aka Exposé) from the window icon on the launcher? I know it is possible by right-clicking on the icon and then "Show All Windows", but I wanted a more direct way, for example:

  • Long pressing on the app icon to show exposé; or
  • Double-clicking the icon; or
  • Shift/Command/... + click; or
  • If the application is already on focus, clicking its icon on the dock will show exposé.

Is this possible?

  • Long pressing on the app icon to show exposé was actually the default behavior in Snow Leopard, but then in Lion they reverted it back to just displaying the context menu... – daGUY Feb 11 '13 at 19:37
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Found a way to (sort of) do it: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/76103/38367

The following command will enable the mouse scroll-up on an app icon to open exposé:

defaults write com.apple.Dock scroll-to-open -bool true
killall Dock

More info on: http://osxdaily.com/2011/11/30/enable-hidden-stack-gestures-mac-os-x-lion/

  • I have to wait 2 days to be able to accept it. – amfcosta Feb 11 '13 at 15:31
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You can perform the following steps:

  1. Go to System Preferences
  2. Go to Trackpad
  3. Go to More Gestures
  4. Check App Exposé
  5. Done!
  • This only works with the trackpad. – amfcosta Sep 4 '17 at 10:54

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