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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.

 
 

Apple Introduces Mac OS X Universal Logo

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Apple Introduces Mac OS X Universal Logo -- With the Intel Core Duo-based iMac available and the MacBook Pro to follow shortly, Apple has announced a new logo program that developers can use to identify universal binary programs that contain both PowerPC and Intel code (most PowerPC-only programs will run on the Intel-based Macs thanks to Apple's Rosetta technology, but performance will likely suffer somewhat). The Mac OS X Universal Logo Program comes with a license agreement and usage guidelines that are extremely specific, so I'm not going to risk Apple's legal wrath to display the logo on the TidBITS Web site; instead, check it out on Apple's site to see what you should look for in the months to come as more of the software we all use starts to come in universal binary versions. [ACE]

<http://developer.apple.com/softwarelicensing/ agreements/maclogo.html>

 

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