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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.

 
 

Security Update 2006-002 Fixes the Fixes

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Security Update 2006-002 Fixes the Fixes -- Apple today released Security Update 2006-002 that, along with closing a few new holes, addresses issues created by Security Update 2006-001 (which is included as well, just to ensure that everyone has it). New improvements include a fix for a buffer overflow exploit that could affect a user who double-clicked an attachment within Mail and an update to CoreTypes that closes a JavaScript-related hole. Also included in the security update are additional checks to prevent Safari from automatically opening a file that appears to be safe but isn't, the elimination of bogus warnings about Word documents and files with custom icons as being unsafe, a correction in apache_mod_php that prevented SquirrelMail from functioning, and a fix to rsync that re-enables the "--delete" command line option. Security Update 2006-002 is available via Software Update and as standalone downloads for Mac OS X 10.4.5 Client and Server (PowerPC), Mac OS X 10.4.5 Client (Intel), Mac OS X 10.3.9 (Client and Server) in sizes ranging from 13 MB to 39 MB. [ACE]

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