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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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Poll Preview: A People Divided -- We at TidBITS prefer using Macs to anything else, but the reality of the computer industry is that Macintosh users are in the minority and are likely to remain so. We're curious about the mix of mainstream personal computer hardware that you use: how prevalent is PC use within the TidBITS readership? Note that for the purposes of this poll, we're leaving aside the question of what operating system you're using, and we're also leaving aside the issue of specialized workstations or personal computers of yesteryear. Vote today on our home page! [ACE]

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