Keep It Up 2.3 Improves Restarts -- Karl Pottie has released Keep It Up 2.3, a free update to his useful server-monitoring and remote management utility (see "Keep It Up 2.0.1 Adds Remote Management" in TidBITS-451). New in Keep It Up 2.3 is a significantly improved method for restarting the Mac that offers "Clean Restart" and "Forced Restart" options. Keep It Up 2.3 is also compatible with the forthcoming Mac OS 9 and now stores its log file in the Preferences folder for compatibility with Mac OS 9's multiple user capabilities. Keep It Up remains $22 shareware and is a 286K download. [ACE]
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.
- Keep It Up 2.0.1 Adds Remote Management (19 Oct 98)