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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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Replacing a Power Mac G4 power supply -- Readers chime in on their own experiences with Apple's replacement power supply program, including ruminations on why Apple doesn't build quieter machines in the first place. (11 messages)

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Microsoft drops Mac Internet Explorer -- With Microsoft ceasing new development of Internet Explorer, how does this affect Web browsing on the Mac? Safari continues to charge ahead, but there are still things that Internet Explorer can do better. (24 messages)

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NoteTaker 1.5 issues -- A new version of NoteTaker appears and promptly generates some back and forth discussion about problems that people are having with the upgrade. (3 messages)

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PowerPC G5 coming out soon -- Leading up to this week's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) and prompted by reports of leaked G5 specs on Apple's Web site, readers prognosticate on Apple's hardware future. (8 messages)

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Apple and the UNIX trademark -- It's an age-old tale: who owns Unix? Discussion of the many permutations of Unix and how Apple is using it in Mac OS X. (12 messages)

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