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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.

 
 

Baby, You Can Drive My Tape

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Baby, You Can Drive My Tape -- Dantz Development has released the free Retrospect 4.0 Driver Update 1.4, which adds support to Retrospect for a number of new CD-R drives, tape drives, and autoloaders (devices that swap among multiple tapes automatically). As the leading Macintosh backup application, Retrospect 4.0 already supports a large number of backup devices; for a full list, see Dantz's Backup Mechanism Compatibility List. The Retrospect Driver Update 1.4 is a 111K download. [ACE]

<http://www.dantz.com/upgrades_and_updates/ rdu.html>
<http://www.dantz.com/backup_hardware/mech_ list.html>

 

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