Poll Results: On Releases and Announcements -- Last week's poll asked how you'd prefer TidBITS cover news of product announcements and releases. Historically, we tend to cover products only when they're released and available, rather than merely when they're announced, and 51 percent of the poll's respondents agreed with that approach. Roughly a third of the respondents would prefer TidBITS covered products both when they're announced and when they're released, while 16 percent voted we do neither (instead sticking to other types of articles), and 2 percent voted we cover only product announcements. We aren't sure if (or how) we'll change TidBITS's coverage of product announcements in the future, but we have been thinking about brief mentions of selected product announcements in addition to the product releases we would normally cover. These poll results, along with the discussion in TidBITS Talk, have helped clarify what readers might find useful - thanks! [GD]
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.