MagicPrefs: Gesture to hide current app

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by keaide, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. keaide macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2010
    Does anyone know how to define a gesture with MagicPrefs to hide the currently active app? It offers the possibility to hide "all other apps", but not the current one.

    When I try to define a keyboard shortcut, pressing Command+h in the shortcut definition box actually hides the system preferences app, but does define the shortcut in the app.

    Any ideas?
  2. Gridl0k, Dec 9, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2012

    Gridl0k macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2012
    ...because I ran into this, and couldn't find an easy answer:

    Save this as an AppleScript using AppleScript Editor (just paste it into the window):

    tell application "System Events" to ¬
    set visible of first application process ¬
    whose frontmost is true to false 
    Open Magicprefs, choose the gesture you want to use (I went with 2 fingers swipe down), choose "Manage AppleScript Actions", choose the script you just saved.

    Then go back into the gesture's drop down and the script should be listed at the bottom.

    Bit of a long way round but works for me.
  3. webknows macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2010
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Thank you! I ran into the same "problem" and your solution worked like a champ for me.

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