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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.

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/18-Aug-03

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Scams aimed at users of PayPal and other sites -- More details on the PayPal scam spam, along with some complaints about how PayPal and eBay deal with reports. (9 messages)

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Text snippets while away from home -- Everyone seems to be interested in keeping interesting snippets of text, but what do you do if you're away from home? Solutions here. (4 messages)

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Comments on VXA-2 -- Adam switched from the Exabyte VXA-1 tape drive to a FireVue-based hard drive backup strategy, but a reader is curious if anyone has tried Exabyte's VXA-2 tape drives. (1 message)

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Apple's share of the PC market -- Every press article likes to point out that Apple has only 3 to 5 percent of the overall market, but does that matter at all? Some say yes, but others think it's a bogus statistic. (14 messages)

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Serious data archiving -- We don't pretend that a hard drive-based backup strategy is appropriate for serious data archiving, so what is? (3 messages)

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Building a better challenge-response system -- Challenge-response systems for reducing spam aren't inherently evil, it's just that most have significant problems. What's necessary to build a better one? (4 messages)

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International power adapters -- What do you need if you're going to travel around the world with your PowerBook or iBook? Read this thread for the answers. (7 messages)

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Complaints about the 17" PowerBook -- After Michael Shappe's review, there had to be some complaints, but we were expecting more than one. (3 messages)

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