why can't i hide all my apps?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dsprimal, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

    dsprimal

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    hey all, i was just hiding all of my apps before i put my mbp to sleep. and i only have ichat, safari, and the finder open (obviously). and i could only hide one of the 2 (ichat or safari) when i try to hide the other, i hear that annoying beep alert sound that pretty much says i cant hide it. why is that? i used to be able to hide all my apps, no matter how many i had open. anyway to get past this? in a setting or something?

    thanks!
     
  2. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Make Finder the active app, press command + option + H. That will hide everything except Finder. Is that what you're looking for?
     
  3. dsprimal thread starter macrumors 6502a

    dsprimal

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    wow, NICE!!!!!! thanks! now i gotta find out more short cuts like this!!!
     
  4. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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  5. dsprimal thread starter macrumors 6502a

    dsprimal

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    +1 again, i love macrumors.com :D makes my mac experience so much better and easier ;)
     
  6. Jaxdialation macrumors regular

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    Then again, it is kinda dorky that you have to remember keystrokes to hide stuff. My head is stuffed already with CS5 shortcuts.
     
  7. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Most shortcut commands are also in the menus if you go looking for them. The Hide command is right there under the Application menu (ie, Finder, iTunes, Safari, etc.). Sometimes it's easier to remember a shortcut than the location in a menu.
     
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    And that's better than an antihistamine... ;)

     

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