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Old Jun 21, 2011, 07:02 AM   #1
keaide
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MagicPrefs: Gesture to hide current app

Does anyone know how to define a gesture with MagicPrefs to hide the currently active app? It offers the possibility to hide "all other apps", but not the current one.

When I try to define a keyboard shortcut, pressing Command+h in the shortcut definition box actually hides the system preferences app, but does define the shortcut in the app.

Any ideas?
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 09:27 AM   #2
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...because I ran into this, and couldn't find an easy answer:

Save this as an AppleScript using AppleScript Editor (just paste it into the window):

Code:
tell application "System Events" to 
set visible of first application process 
whose frontmost is true to false
Open Magicprefs, choose the gesture you want to use (I went with 2 fingers swipe down), choose "Manage AppleScript Actions", choose the script you just saved.

Then go back into the gesture's drop down and the script should be listed at the bottom.

Bit of a long way round but works for me.

Last edited by Gridl0k; Dec 9, 2012 at 09:33 AM.
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Old Jul 28, 2013, 01:38 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Gridl0k View Post
...because I ran into this, and couldn't find an easy answer:

Save this as an AppleScript using AppleScript Editor (just paste it into the window):

Code:
tell application "System Events" to 
set visible of first application process 
whose frontmost is true to false
Open Magicprefs, choose the gesture you want to use (I went with 2 fingers swipe down), choose "Manage AppleScript Actions", choose the script you just saved.

Then go back into the gesture's drop down and the script should be listed at the bottom.

Bit of a long way round but works for me.
Thank you! I ran into the same "problem" and your solution worked like a champ for me.
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