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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/06-Aug-07

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Accessing Bare Hard Drives -- Readers discuss devices that let you mount a "bare" internal hard drive and debate whether it's wise to run a drive without an enclosure permanently. (10 messages)


Buttons & Jobs -- A Wall Street Journal article about Steve Jobs focuses on his apparent loathing of buttons, and readers point to the benefits of touchscreen replacements. (4 messages)


Stewing Over Safe Sleep -- Readers relate their experiences (pro and con) with the Safe Sleep feature in modern Mac laptops. (9 messages)


Curing Your LaunchBar Addiction -- Matt Neuburg's article on the latest version of LaunchBar generates a description of other new features in LaunchBar. (1 message)


CS3 and Intel Macs? What are your impressions of running Adobe Creative Suite 3 on the latest Intel-based Macs? (4 messages)


Quicken online banking -- A question about how Quicken handles an E-Trade account invites speculation about how the companies treat Mac and Windows users. (3 messages)


Freecycle: Disposing of Good Old Stuff -- Adam's article on Freecycle prompts discussion of using old Macs versus giving them away or recycling their parts. (3 messages)

 

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