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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.

 
 

The Atlantic on What Big Media Can Learn from the NYPL

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Alexis Madrigal has written a fascinating article for The Atlantic about how the New York Public Library is not only not floundering in this digital age, but is flourishing in ways that the beleaguered newspaper, magazine, and television industries would do well to examine.favicon follow link

 

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Chris Pepper  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-06-23 09:21
Hmph. Inspired by the TB piece on Overdrive, I tried reading ebooks from the NPL and Brooklyn PL. Both websites and the Overdrive app (on iPad & iPhone) were unusable.
Michael Cohen  2011-06-23 12:46
Yes, the OverDrive apps have a long way to go before they can even be called mediocre. Fortunately, Bluefire is capable of displaying the ebooks that most libraries' OverDrive services offer. See "OverDrive, Bluefire, and the EPUBlic Library," 18 February 2011: http://tidbits.com/article/11980