Getting the Most From Hot Corners On Your Mac

Hot Corners allow you to assign functions to the four corners of your Mac's screen. Just move your mouse pointer to one of those corners to activate Mission Control, Notification Center, lock the screen and more.

Comments: 7 Responses to “Getting the Most From Hot Corners On Your Mac”

    Antanas
    1 year ago

    Hi Gary, great video. I set a hot corner (right down) to desktop. I find sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it simply stays on the screen of the app. Do you have any idea what that could be the case?

    1 year ago

    Antanas: No idea. Have you tried another corner, just to test? Is it always one app in particular that seems to block this?

    Antanas
    1 year ago

    Hi Gary, yes, I tried different corners. Definitely, when in full screen mode the desktop hot corner doesn't work yes the launch pad hot corner does work. Befuddling!

    It could be a system bug as my laptop is old enough to only install monetary and not new Ventura.

    Todd
    1 year ago

    Great video Gary. I have the same issue as Antanas. When set to Notifications, sometimes the hot corner works, and sometimes it doesn't. I've tried different corners for Notifications, and the all do this. Must be a bug. I'm on a 27 inch i7 desktop (2017) running Ventura 13.2.

    David Martin
    12 months ago

    A great video, but unfortunately the option you didn't demonstrate is the one that doesn't work. I've a new Mac Mini and Studio Display with the latest OS version. The Put Display to Sleep option works only about 20% of the time. You move the pointer to the hot corner, the display sleeps momentarily but immediately re-awakes. I've tried all the corners and they all perform in the same way. It takes between 5 and 10 attempts to get the screen to sleep. On my previous 27" iMac it always worked.

    David Martin
    12 months ago

    A follow up to my previous comment. I've just tried using the Apple Menu and selected Sleep and exactly the same happens. The screen sleeps momentarily but immediately re-awakes. I'm guessing this is the real problem and not the hot corners, although it is strange that the hot corners do eventually work after several attempts.

    12 months ago

    David: So it sounds like the Hot Corner is working fine, but you have something running on your Mac that is not allowing it to stay asleep. You can use Activity Monitor to figure that out. The Energy tab has a Preventing Sleep column.

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