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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.

 
 

Corel Painter 2015

Major new release adds physics-based Particle Brushes and 64-bit support. ($429 new, 194 MB)

 
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OmniFocus 2.0.1

Typinator 6.0

ChronoSync 4.5

MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.8

MacBook Air SMC Firmware Update 2.0

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.3

Keyboard Maestro 6.4.3

Tinderbox 6.0

BBEdit 10.5.11 and TextWrangler 4.5.9

Fission 2.2.1

 

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1Password 4.4.1

TextExpander 4.3.1

Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.2

ScreenFlow 4.5.1

iFlicks 2.0.3

iTunes 11.2.2

Mellel 3.3.3

Postbox 3.0.10

Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.10 and Nicecast 1.10.10

KeyCue 7.2

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