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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.

 

 

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Apple Announces Software Design Award Winners

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Apple Announces Software Design Award Winners -- Apple Computer has announced the winners of the fourth annual Apple Design Awards competition, with REAL Software's REALbasic 1.0 and Alsoft's Disk Warrior 1.0 taking home multiple honors. REALbasic won the Best New Product award, with Disk Warrior taking the Runner Up position. In the Most Innovative category, the situation flipped, with Disk Warrior winning and REALbasic coming in as Runner Up. For Best Macintosh User Experience, the game Food Chain 1.0 from Cajun Games took home the honors, with REALbasic again taking second place. Finally, in the Best Apple Technology Adoption, the top award went to Kohshin Graphic Systems' Cutie Mascot Jr. 1.5, an application for creating interactive desktop animations, with the popular Virtual Game Station from Connectix coming in close behind. Congratulations to the winners, and for those of you unfamiliar with Food Chain and Cutie Mascot Jr., we encourage you to visit their Web pages. [ACE]

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