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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 for 12-Jan-09

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Safari Stalling on Opening PDF files -- What's the cause for long delays in opening PDF files in Safari? (10 messages)


A contrarian view of Macworld Expo's utility -- A reader makes the case that perhaps it's time to do away with Macworld Expo entirely, with a variety of reactions both for and against. (8 messages)


iWork.com and MobileMe? Apple's desire to turn iWork.com into a paid service is baffling, since it would be a great add-on to MobileMe. (2 messages)


Apple's Canard of 100 Macworlds a Week -- Apple is comparing Macworld Expo to the number of people that go into Apple retail stores, but does the comparison really match up? (4 messages)


Odd removable disk behavior with 10.5.6 -- Removable disks such as CDs or flash drives aren't appearing in the Finder as expected. Is something wrong in Mac OS X 10.5.6, or did an errant preference get set? (2 messages)

 

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