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.
One benefit of Mac OS X's Unix underpinnings is the capability to run industrial-strength relational databases, and Jonathan Rentzsch examines some database products which may take Mac OS X into the fast lane. Also, Matt Neuburg reviews Copernican Technologies' Boswell text snippet archiver. In the news, Apple starts installing Mac OS X on new machines and we note Apple's first retail stores, the return of OnStream tape drives, and updates to Mac OS X Server, FileMaker Pro 5.5 and BBEdit 6.1.2.
Apple Opens First of 25 Retail Stores for 2001 -- Apple Computer has opened its first retail stores at the busy Tysons Corner mall in McLean, Virginia and the Glendale Galleria near Los AngelesShow full article
The Flatter the Better -- Everyone expects traditional cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors to go the way of the dinosaurs eventually, but that day may come sooner rather than later thanks to Apple's introduction of a 17-inch version of its stunning flat-panel Studio DisplayShow full article
BBEdit 6.1.2 Update Available -- Bare Bones Software has released a free update for its popular text and HTML editor BBEdit. BBEdit 6.1.2 offers improved performance under Mac OS X, compatibility with a wider range of FTP servers, and support for previewing Web documents using OmniWeb, a Cocoa-based Web browser for Mac OS XShow full article
OnStream Back in the Flow -- Less than two months after the company declared bankruptcy, the assets and intellectual property of OnStream Inc. have been acquired by the newly formed Netherlands-based OnStream Data B.VShow full article
In addition to announcing the 17-inch flat-panel display at its World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, Apple took the wraps off Mac OS X Server 10 and has begun shipping Mac OS X on new Macs. Mac OS X Now Shipping on New Machines -- Apple has announced that as of 21-May-01, it has begun shipping Mac OS X pre-installed on all new Macs, roughly two months ahead of its previously announced scheduleShow full article
Remember the Roach Motel? "Roaches check in, but they don't check out." Now Boswell, from Copernican Technologies, Inc., wants to do the same for your text documentsShow full article
As Mac users confront the geeky realities associated with Unix as the core of Mac OS X, they may not be aware of their newly acquired capability to run powerful relational database softwareShow full article