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cmd-H

Yesterday, I discovered a new-to-me keyboard command of great delight. I rely heavily on keyboard commands, but I do not sit down and read manuals usually, which means there are probably a great many handy ones which I have been failing to us.

cmd-H is my new one, discovered by means of, effectively, a typo. It is lovely. It hides away the currently-active program along with all its windows. The task bar is still there to tell me the program is still running - but the stray windows are hidden away from cluttering up that as well. In moments of too much necessarily-open software, it creates instant, blissful tidiness. I have every hope that my replacement machine will still have it as a feature too.

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geesepalace
Aug. 26th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
Ooo - I like that. It's the same as clicking on the little yellow button in the upper left, but easier.
drplokta
Aug. 27th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
It's not quite the same as the yellow button, because the button will minimise a single window to the Dock while Cmd-H will hide all windows of the current application so that they're not visible anywhere.
drasecretcampus
Aug. 27th, 2011 11:12 am (UTC)
I'm sure that was Replace on some incarnation of Word, since I keep using it when I want to replace. Definite muscle memory.
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