The Ultimate Guide for switching from a PC to a Mac
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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Quick app hiding!

A great tip submitted by Matthew Short: Quick app hiding! In any application, you can hold down "Option" (Alt) and click on the desktop or another application and it will instantly hide the first application you were in. Thanks for the tip Matthew!


Blogger Omer Zach said...

Whoa! Really cool, I never knew about that. Thanks for the tip.

April 3, 2007 at 1:08 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You can also hide all apps except the one you click on by holding Command-Option and clicking the only app you don't want hidden. ;)

April 3, 2007 at 1:17 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Is there an easy way to unhide everything all at once, after you've done that?

April 3, 2007 at 1:33 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

actually, there's a much easier way to do this--you can just hit "command" and "h" (for 'hide') and the app immediately hides--no need to reach for the mouse and worry about clicking anywhere. as per unhiding--not sure, sorry.

April 3, 2007 at 2:28 AM  
Blogger Jim said...


command + h simply hides the current application. Holding down the Option key and clicking not only hides the app you're in, but switches you to the app you click on at the same time - thus saving a keystroke or mouse move anyway.

April 3, 2007 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger JB said...

Here is what I use to accomplish hide or show all. I discovered by accident. I use the standard Mac mouse. If you press the scroll button it hides all and again shows all.


April 3, 2007 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

creative guy,

ahh...i see the relevancy of the first post now. i stand corrected. thanks!

April 3, 2007 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

How can you "unhide" quickly, without using a mouse (as jb noted)

April 3, 2007 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

JB, on my 2Ghz iMac, and I don't know how many other computers, depressing the scroll ball brings up dashboard. Just letting you know.

April 3, 2007 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger said...

Scroll ball doesn't work for me, I use a logitech USB mouse with my Macbook. A really handy tip though.

April 4, 2007 at 1:28 PM  
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