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Doug McLean holds the position of Staff Writer at TidBITS, before which he did testing for the New York Times Web site and oversaw Mac support at the Montserrat College of Art. Doug has an art degree from Cornell University and remains a working artist.

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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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Safari 5.0.1 Brings Bug Fixes, Safari Extensions Gallery

Apple Updates iMac, Mac Pro, and Cinema Display

Wiki Server Update 1.0

1Password 3.3

Firefox 3.6.8

iTunes 9.2.1

ChronoSync 4.1 and ChronoAgent 1.1

AppleJack 1.6

BusyCal 1.3.2

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