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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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Apple Addresses 10.6.8 Problems

With the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Supplemental Update and version 1.1 of the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update, Apple has addressed the printing and audio problems that bedeviled Mac OS X 10.6.8.Show full article

BBEdit 10 Improves UI, HTML Markup, and EPUB Editing

Bare Bones has released BBEdit 10.0, a massive upgrade to the powerful text editor, featuring Dropbox-based sharing of application support files, an improved HTML markup interface, a cleaner user interface for dealing with multiple open files, the capability to edit files within Zip archives (including EPUB), and more.Show full article

The Amazing Meeting 2011: Skeptic Podcasts

Continuing his reports from The Amazing Meeting, our roving correspondent Jeff Porten interviews the people behind a pair of popular podcasts: Skeptoid and the Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 1 August 2011

Notable software releases this week include Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.1, ClamXav 2.2.1, and Transmit 4.1.7.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 1 August 2011

We have four more stories for you this week: news of AT&T limiting data throughput for heavy data users on unlimited plans, problems a few users are having with multiple Mac App Store charges for Lion, the FDA seeking public input on medical app regulations, and a fascinating proposal to heat residences with “data furnaces.”Show full article

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