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Option-click to Hide Apps Quickly

This trick has been available in the Mac OS for years, but many people still don't know it. If you have too many windows cluttering up your screen, you can hide specific ones easily as you work. When you're in any application, hold down the Option key and click on another app's window, on the Dock, or in the Finder to switch to that other app and simultaneously hide all the windows in the previously current app.

 
 

Symantec C++ 8.5

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Symantec C++ 8.5 -- Symantec has announced version 8.5 of Symantec C++ for Power Macintosh, including support for Java, Pascal (via a Pascal compiler from Language Systems), and 68K development. The release features significant memory optimization, Apple Guides for users not familiar with Symantec's development tools, improved performance, and full support for OpenDoc 1.0 development. The estimated retail price is $400, but the software is free to Symantec C++ subscribers, and costs $149 as trade-up from several other tools. [GD]

 

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