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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/08-Dec-08

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Print Classy Discs with the Dymo DiscPainter -- Adam's article on the Dymo DiscPainter brings up suggestions of other ways to print CD labels. (7 messages)


The Simpsons Do Apple -- Hulu.com offers the recent episode of the Simpsons that pokes fun at Apple, but it's viewable only within the United States. (3 messages)


Fix Your Clicks With Klicko -- Why are Mac OS X Finder windows resizable only from the lower-right corner? Some utilities work around the limitation. (6 messages)


Security Tips For Safe Online Holiday Shopping -- Readers taking Rich Mogull's advice discover that Bank of America ShopSafe is not compatible with Macs. (3 messages)


Minimize Desktop Distractions -- A reader points out that the best type of noise-canceling solution would use a Mac's built-in microphone to analyze and counteract the ambient noise in your area. (2 messages)


Whole disk encryption -- A limitation Joe Kissell noted with PGP Whole Disk Encryption is the inability to encrypt one's data when putting a Mac to sleep. Readers point out some of the finer details that would be required to make this happen. (4 messages)


Airfoil Plays Home Audio Wirelessly -- A reader is looking for better instructions for using Airfoil to stream audio from a Mac. (2 messages)

 

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