April 16th, 1998 marks the eighth anniversary of TidBITS, continuing our streak as one of the longest running edited publications on the Internet. We started publishing in April of 1990 and have released a total of 425 weekly issues since then. If you're interested in reading more about our history, the two articles to check out are "TidBITS History" in TidBITS 222 and "TidBITS 7.0" in TidBITS 375.
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.