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Charles Edge has written 9 books and over 3,000 blog posts on technology, with a focus on large-scale systems and server management. He is the Chief Technology Officer of 318, a national consultancy and managed services provider with a focus on the Apple platform. When not playing with computers at work, he can probably be found tinkering with computers for fun.

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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.

 
 

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Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 14: Server Maintenance

Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 13: Backup

Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 12: Software Updates

Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 11: Wiki Services

Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 10: Web Services

Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 9: Mobile Device Management

Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 8: Mail Services

Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 7: Collaboration Services

Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 6: File Sharing

Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 5: DNS Service

Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 4: Directory Services

Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 3: Preparation and Installation

Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 1: Introducing OS X Server

Take Control of OS X Server, Chapter 2: Choosing Server Hardware