mac apps. question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by saladiro, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. saladiro macrumors 6502a

    saladiro

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    Location:
    New York
    #1
    Hi, when I have an app open (let's say mac calendar) I have three options to "set it aside". What I mean is I can:

    1 hit the minimize button and it kinda hides itself to the right of the scroll bar

    2 hit the X button, in this case it goes back to where it was originally launched, but has a litle triangle below it

    3 actually close it via the tool bar.

    My question is what's the difference between 1 and 2? Both appear to have it still running, yet minimized. Why have it that way?

    Tks
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    Location:
    Omaha, NE, USA
    #2
    Actually, you have 4.

    4) Use Apple+H to 'hide' the app.



    Anyways, as for the difference between 1 and 2, with 2 you actually close the window so all activity in the window will cease.
    The easiest way to see the difference is in Safari, open safari go to a website different to your home page and then hit the red button, next time you open a Safari window you'll be back at your home page.

    However, if you had minimized (1) or hidden (4) you would still be able to re-open the Safari window back at the page you went to.
     

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