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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 11 January 2010

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In this week's discussions, readers seek help with exporting movies from iMovie, transferring all of one's data to a new Mac, and hosting BitTorrent seeds of the venerable (and now free) "If Monks had Macs" project. Also this week, is it acceptable to say "right-click" when referring to the action that displays a contextual menu, and what could be the cause of poor iPhone reception in northern Virginia?

Request Help: iMovie HD and 08 Export Problem -- iMovie projects in two different versions of the video editor are crashing on export and reporting odd file sizes. (2 messages)

Cloning a Mac? When moving from a PowerPC Mac to an Intel-based model, does Migration Assistant do a clean job, or are there other ways to transfer one's data? (12 messages)

Clicking the Right Button -- Readers discuss the use of "right-click" to describe the action that displays a contextual menu on the Mac. (16 messages)

If Monks had Macs FREE CD-ROM torrent SEEDers wanted -- Now that "If Monks had Macs" is becoming freely available, the developer is looking for sources to host the BitTorrent download version. (9 messages)

iPhone in Northern VA? A reader reports poor phone coverage with new iPhones; is the problem AT&T, the location, or something else? (5 messages)


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