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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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EIMS Light 3.1.1 Simplifies Mac Email Server

EIMS Light 3.1.1 Simplifies Mac Email Server -- As Glenn Anderson's Mac OS-based Eudora Internet Mail Server has evolved, its feature set has grown beyond what many sites needShow full article

Signed TidBITS T-Shirt Charity Auction

Signed TidBITS T-Shirt Charity Auction -- At Macworld Expo 2002 in San Francisco, I donated a signed TidBITS t-shirt to the World Without Borders folks to auction off for their charity Mac-A-Wish FoundationShow full article

Zooming in on the ProScope

Perhaps it's related to my lousy vision, but I've never had much luck with telescopes or microscopes. Celestial objects look like little white dots to me, and I hate removing my glasses to use a microscopeShow full article

Late for the Train: Editing Digital Video on the Cheap

For a long time, digital video editing seemed more work than it was worth, and I let Apple's DV train pass right on by. Recently, I was forced to catch up all too quickly, but I managed to do it without emptying my bank account on new hardware and software. The Train Has Left the Station -- One of my jobs is being a drummer for a retro-'60s faux British Invasion band here in Vancouver called The Neurotics. In spring 2001, our booking agent arranged to have one of our larger performances professionally videotaped by a camera crewShow full article

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