Apr 27 2009
Brought to you by: James
Your Screen Corners can be used for a multitude of tasks. In the old days, we used to call these “Hot Corners”. They’re like Hot Keys, but a lot easier to get to. Unfortunately, you only have four.
Sure, you only have four corners, but there’s a lot you can do with four. To see what the Apple would like you to do with your Screen Corners, go to System Preferences/Dashboard & ExposÃ©. Apple has been pretty stingy on the amount of available options, but they are all very useful.
Personally, I prefer to set my lower-left screen corner to “Start Screen Saver”. This is both in homage to the old After Dark days, and to quickly lock my screen if need be. My lower-right corner is set to “Dashboard”. This allows me to quickly access my most commonly used widgets such as Weather, Dictionary, Calculator, and Calendar. My upper-right corner is set to “All Windows”. This triggers ExposÃ© to resize all windows, making all of them visible and easy to choose from, which is a great help when I’m working on more than five Photoshop documents at once. I haven’t set anything for the upper-left corner, and probably never will. I use the Apple Menu too often, and I don’t want to accidentally trigger anything each time I go near it.
If you think that your Screen Corners are limited to Apple’s suggestions, then you’re wrong. Take a look at CornerClick and Spanner. From opening applications to running AppleScripts, there’s a lot more for your Screen Corners to do. Enjoy!