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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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Modifying Microsoft Word for the elderly -- An 80-year-old man who is new to the Mac needs help viewing the text cursor in Word, as well as formatting text; TidBITS Talk readers provide solutions. (7 messages)

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