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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/19-Jul-04

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The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster, though it doesn't yet use our preferred design.

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Adding Ethernet to a Power Mac -- Following Adam's article about replacing the Ethernet card in his Power Mac G4, readers discuss adding gigabit Ethernet to older machines. (3 messages)

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Using Webstractor -- Readers report their experiences after Matt Neuburg's review of the unusual Web page collection and editing program. (2 messages)

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Web collection tools -- Webstractor's primary feature isn't new or unique, as readers point out similar applications (and patents). (4 messages)

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Initial AirPort Express experiences -- Apple's new wireless wonder started shipping last week, and one reader offers his first impressions. (1 message)

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