App hider utility?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hologram, May 5, 2008.

  1. hologram macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    I was wondering if there's a utility out there that would hide everything except the frontmost application.

    In other words, if I have several apps open, each with open windows, as I switch from one app to the other everything else gets hidden automatically, like hitting command-option-H.

    This used to be built-in to OS9 and earlier, and I've been using a utility called MenuStrip in OSX 10.4x, but it's PPC only. I've tried searching, but haven't found anything. Does something like this exist for Leopard?
  2. hologram thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    Isolator is actually pretty good. I'll need to play with it a little, but it should be fine. I wish Apple would bring this feature back.:D

    Spirited Away seems to hide apps after a period of inactivity.

  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    It does, but the period can be set.
  4. hologram thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    Thanks, both of you!

    Isolator was exactly what I was looking for, once I figured out I could set the background opacity to transparent.

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