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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.

 
 

TidBITS 2014 Holiday Hiatus

In keeping with our tradition, we are taking the last few weeks of the year off, so look for the next email issue of TidBITS on 5 January 2015. Thanks for everything!

 
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