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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.

 
 

SpamSieve 2.8.6

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New from C-Command is SpamSieve 2.8.6, a minor update to the popular spam-filtering software. The new release improves SpamSieve’s compatibility with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, adds support for Postbox 2.5, and improves overall filtering accuracy. In addition, C-Command has updated its documentation for setting up SpamSieve with Microsoft Outlook, MailMate, and Postbox. Additional work has also gone into the software’s manual and help. ($30 new, free update, 8.3 MB, release notes)

Check out the Take Control ebooks that expand on the topic in this article:

Stamp out spam in Mail with Joe Kissell's meticulously researched steps! Learn how Mail filters spam, how to optimize the Junk Mail filter, and how to fix a spam-clogged incoming queue. Joe also reviews third-party options that can identify spam even more accurately.

 

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