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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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LaunchBar 3.2.10 Improves Help

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LaunchBar 3.2.10 Improves Help -- Objective Development has released LaunchBar 3.2.10, a minor update to the extremely useful launcher utility (see "Tools We Use: LaunchBar" in TidBITS-671 for a full review). The two new aspects of LaunchBar 3.2.10 are significantly improved help files that simplify figuring out LaunchBar's more advanced features and full support for creating email messages using addresses garnered from Mac OS X's system-wide Address Book. It's a 252K download. [ACE]

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