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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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Internet Explorer Updated

Internet Explorer Updated -- Microsoft last week released Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0.1, which adds several welcome features. Most notable are the capability to monitor Web sites for changes, an AutoComplete feature that finishes typing URLs for you if you've visited that URL before; site password management that remembers cookies, usernames, and passwords; and a Download Manager that finally downloads files in a download window rather than the main browser windowShow full article

Reduced Distribution on CompuServe

Reduced Distribution on CompuServe -- If you've become accustomed to downloading TidBITS from a CompuServe forum, the time has come to change your habitsShow full article

Newton Connection Utilities 1.0

Newton Connection Utilities 1.0 -- In TidBITS-379, David Gewirtz complained that a beta version of Newton Connection Utilities shipped with the MessagePad 2000 (and the eMate 300)Show full article

Apple Revamps Support Options

For the last several years, for those with 800-number access, if you experienced problems with your Mac, you could call Apple toll-free at 800/SOS-APPLShow full article

And Then There Was One...

First, a correction. While developing search engines for the TidBITS Search Engine Shootout, some entrants sent more than one URL as they changed configurations, or temporarily used different servers as test machinesShow full article

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