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.
Other articles in the series Will Hack For Food!
- Adieu ADHOC (01 Aug 05)
- ADHOC 2004: Some Old, Some New, Continued Success (26 Jul 04)
- The MacHax Best Hack Contest 2003 (23 Jun 03)
- The MacHax Hack Contest 2001 (25 Jun 01)
- The MacHax Best Hack Contest 2000 Winners (03 Jul 00)
- The MacHack Hack Contest 1999 (12 Jul 99)
- Moof on the Hoof: MacHack '98 (06 Jul 98)
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