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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/21-Jul-08

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Thesaurus in Dashboard? One easily overlooked feature of Dashboard is that you can drag multiple instances of a widget onto the screen. (4 messages)


MobileMe and Tiger -- Apple's support for MobileMe is spotty under Mac OS X 10.4. If you're having trouble syncing, try the suggestions in this thread. (8 messages)


iPhone Email Failure -- After upgrading to the iPhone 2.0 software, several people encounter problems receiving email. (8 messages)


MobileMea Culpa: Apple Apologizes, Extends, Revises; More on Tiger -- Readers discuss the security aspects of MobileMe. (2 messages)


MacBook with poor AirPort connection -- MacBooks typically get better wireless reception than MacBook Pros, but one woman's experience suggests otherwise. What else could be going on? (1 message)


Duplicate messages in Mail.app -- What could be the cause of duplicate messages when the network connection is unreliable? (1 message)


Hands Off iPhone Talking in my Car -- Is an iPhone's headset illegal to use as a hands-free option? (12 messages)


Using a GSM cell phone as a modem -- The iPhone connects to the Internet, so why can't it bridge a connection to one's laptop? Readers discuss other options. (3 messages)


iPhone 3G: On the Line in Seattle -- High interest and iPhone shortages are resulting in long lines at Apple Stores and AT&T stores to get the latest iPhone 3G. (5 messages)

 

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