A Better Way to Use Active Corners

I really enjoy the availability of “Active Corners” . Active Corners is the ability to use each corner of the screen to perform and action. You can control the settings for Active Corners in System Preferences -> Expose and Spaces on the Expose tab. (as seen in the picture below) You can ask any of the 4 corners of the display to launch any of the following.

  • All Windows
  • Application Windows
  • Desktop
  • Dashboard
  • Start Screen Saver
  • Disable Screen Saver
  • Sleep Display

The only problematic thing with the use of Active Corners is when you move the mouse around and by mistake tap one of the corners. Its very much a distraction when you are trying to move around the screen. To get rid of this problem just add a modifier key (command, option, shift, or control) to the corner. To do this make sure you are on the system preferences expose tab drop down the selections and hold down the modifier key you want to use. In the picture below I used the command modifier key. While you are holding down the modifier key click on the action you want to launch.

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