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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/16-Aug-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. The design of the Web Crossing interface is now a bit closer to what we eventually want, and we've also updated our older TidBITS Talk archive to display HTML-formatted messages better.

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Spyware in Mac apps -- Talk of Real Networks' software turns to the tracking options in RealPlayer, and whether they constitute "spyware." (2 messages)

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Not On Track with Route 66 -- Jonathan Jackel's review of Route 66 prompts readers to share their experiences and frustrations with the mapping software. (5 messages)

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'Alternative' Mac designs -- As we await the unveiling of the G5-based iMac, discussion points to fanciful Mac-inspired designs on the Web. (2 messages)

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Comments about Elgato's EyeHome -- Following Andrew Laurence's review of the EyeHome home media device, readers talk about image resolution and compare the EyeHome to TiVo's Home Media Option. (2 messages)

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