Hidden OSX trick?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MacBoobsPro, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

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    #1
    I have just realised if you have two apps open and you 'alt + click' the 'bottom' app the currently active app is hidden and the bottom app becomes active.

    If you have loads of apps open and you want a quick way to clear the crap off your desktop without quitting/minimizing apps just 'alt + click' all the apps one by one until they are all hidden and the app you want to use is left in all its glory.

    Maybe you all already knew that. I didnt :eek: just thought I would share! :)
     
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Command + H hides an app, I prefer that one, although I do use the Option + Click from time to time...
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #3
    Cmd-opton-click hides any program, but the one you're clicking...
     
  4. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

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    I knew about Command + H and use it a bit but I just stumbled on the 'alt + click' by accident.
     
  5. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    Command-option H (hides all others) is probably my most used keyboard shortcut after command-tab; I hate clutter. Only problem is, hidden apps don't exposé. I wish there was a shortcut for Show All.
     
  6. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Cmd - ~ switches between active windows of the same application. That's the one I really like.
     
  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Just remember that this tip depends on your keyboard layout:

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    ;)
     
  8. Willis macrumors 68020

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    I didnt know about the command - ~

    I was just squeezing my mouse to get to the other window!
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Can't you make one in System preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse -> Keyboard Shortcuts? Click the [+] and choose All Applications and menu title "Show All" and a suitable shortcut:

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    Seems to be working:

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    ;)
     
  10. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    I swear I tried that in the past and the Application menu wasn't there :eek:

    Time to try again. thanks ;)
     
  11. darkwing macrumors 65816

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    If you want to clean up clutter, just click on the desktop (or the finder in the dock) and do command-option H. Then command option W to close all finder windows.
     
  12. Hobofuzz macrumors regular

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    Hold the command key down and click on a window that's in the background.
    The topmost window will keep focus while you can manipulate the background windows. Works great for resizing, moving, and clicking toolbar buttons in other apps without having to give them focus. This will only work though if the window you're clicking on isn't a window of the current application.

    So, this pretty much renders Mondo Mouse useless.
     

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