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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/17-Nov-08

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Running the Numbers with Steve Jobs -- A reader points out that iTunes serves up more sustained downloads than copies of Firefox 3 when it was released to "record-breaking" numbers. (1 message)


PDFs on iPhone/iPod touch -- What's the best way to view PDFs on an iPhone or iPod touch? And are secured PDFs readable? (4 messages)


Securing Your Disks with PGP Whole Disk Encryption -- Readers respond to Joe Kissell's article on PGP's latest offering with tales of woe. (2 messages)


Unlocked iPhone as Modem -- Can an unlocked iPhone be used as a tethered modem? More importantly, is the iPhone actually unlocked or is it jailbroken? (2 messages)


Automator to convert MP3's? A reader wants to convert a large number of AIFF files to MP3, but is Automator the right tool for the job? (4 messages)


Safari 3.2 vs WebKit -- The latest version of Apple's Web browser does not include some of the impressive advancements that appear in newer WebKit builds. What's the holdup? (3 messages)

 

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