Command clicking dock icons

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  1. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    #1
    Ok I just noticed something that may or may not be known. But if you Command click an icon in the Dock a Finder windows comes up with that applications icon selected in the Applications window (or it's own folder in the Applications folder.

    Is this a well-known thing? If so this is new to me :D

    BTW: This on Panther (maybe it works with Tiger to?).
     
  2. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    I believe this feature has been in Mac OS X from the beginning. At least I think I remember doing it accidentally in the Public Beta.
     
  3. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    And if you alt-click on a dock item it brings it up and hides all others.
     
  4. tech4all thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That's kinda neat, gotta love all these lil tricks!
     
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

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    #5
    Command-click is short for control-click -> Show in Finder.

    Option-click (aka alt-click) is a little more complicated:

    1. If the application you option-click is visible and frontmost, it is hidden.

    2. If the application you option-click is visible but not frontmost, the frontmost application is hidden and the one you clicked is made frontmost.

    3. If the application you option-click is hidden, the frontmost application is hidden and the one you clicked is restored.

    If you keep option-clicking it in the dock, the Finder will perform step 2 or 3 if appropriate, followed by step 1, step 3, step 1, step 3, step 1, step 3 repeatedly until eventually the target application is the only one visible.
     
  6. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Neat. Who ever thinks about clicking stuff more often? Thanks for pointing that out.
     

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