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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.

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 19-Oct-09

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Time Machine kills backups -- Time Machine deletes old backups when the hard disk is full, but is this the proper behavior in unusual circumstances? (23 messages)


Is AT&T Unlocking iPhones after contracts up? AT&T won't automatically unlock an iPhone, leading to discussion of whether it should and why one would want an unlocked iPhone. (14 messages)


Digital camera problem -- Plugging a camera into the USB port of a keyboard may not provide enough power to transfer images. Learn how to work around the problem. (19 messages)


Quicken's Future? When Intuit finally delivers a new version of Quicken, what will it be like, and what assurances to users have about the safety of data stored online? (5 messages)


Access denied problem syncing Macs -- A permissions issue seems to be blocking synchronization between a reader's two machines, but will repairing permissions have any effect? (4 messages)


A "fusion" bug in iPhoto (8.1) -- Merging events in iPhoto leads to unexpected behavior for a reader. (5 messages)


Webcam for my mother-in-law -- A reader asks for opinions on buying a webcam that works better than the most inexpensive models. (3 messages)


Audio Interface for Mac Pro? After accidentally damaging his Mac's audio-in port, a reader looks for a workaround for digitizing albums. In a related topic, opinions are offered about the Ion USB turntable. (5 messages)

 

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