Cannot see Safari and Mail at the same time

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by desertman, May 14, 2014.

  1. desertman, May 14, 2014
    Last edited: May 14, 2014

    desertman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 14, 2008
    Arizona, USA
    I was today working on somebody else's Mac (OS X 10.9.2) and wanted to see Mail and Safari next to each other because I wanted to do something in Safari that was described in an email in Mail.

    However, it was not possible to see both applications at the same time. Whenever I switched via the Dock from one application to the other the first application would disappear as if hidden.

    The person who owns the computer said to me that this would happen frequently but not always and she would not know what triggers it. We could solve this by quitting and restarting both Safari and Mail - both applications could then be seen again simultaneously.

    Does someone know how this strange behavior gets triggered and how it can be avoided from the very beginning?
  2. h9826790 macrumors G4


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    Never seen this issue. Did you put those windows in the same desktop (or it is called "space" in mission control).
  3. drew627 macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2013
    Or a faulty option key that presses itself when you click on the dock. It hides all but the application you just clicked on.

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