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Lex Friedman's Internet career has included significant roles at Intermix and Demand Media. He co-founded The Daily Plate, a diet-tracking Web site, which is now part of Livestrong.com. Beyond his professional Internet work, Lex also writes. He publishes the Lex, Briefly blog, co-authored humor book The Snuggie Sutra and contributes frequently to Macworld. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Lauren, his two daughters, and too many iOS devices to count. He also tweets too much.

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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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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Lex Leaves for Macworld

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Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 SP1 (14.1)

Apple Previews Final Cut Pro X: New, Faster, and Cheaper

PopChar X 5.2

ChronoSync 4.2/ChronoAgent 1.2

Boot Camp 3.2 Update for MacBook Pro (early 2011)

GraphicConverter 7.2

GarageBand 6.0.2

Mac OS X v10.6.7 Supplemental Update for 13-inch MacBook Air (Late 2010)

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Things 1.4.5

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