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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.

 
 

Nisus Writer Express 2.5 Released

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Nisus Writer Express 2.5 Released -- Nisus Software has updated its Mac OS X-native word processor to version 2.5, adding core features and fixing bugs. Right-to-left input, a key feature in Nisus Writer Classic used by languages such as Arabic and Hebrew, now appears in Express. Also added are bullets and numbering features, LinkBack support, hyperlink support, and performance improvements. Nisus Writer Express 2.5 costs $70 for new users; owners of version 2.0 can upgrade to 2.5 for free. The upgrade is a 19.6 MB download. [JLC]

<http://www.nisus.com/Express/>
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