9.2. The Application Menu

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The ability to hide an application is particularly useful for applications that you don't frequently need to interact with, such as the OSXvnc server. The Hide option , found in the application menu of most Mac OS X applications (for example, OSXvnc Hide OSXvnc), can usually be invoked with the -H keyboard shortcut to hide the currently running application.

To un-hide the application, simply click on the application's Dock icon or use the application switcher (-Tab) to locate the application. The Hide Others menu selection (sometimes available with the keyboard shortcut Option--H) hides all other open applications.

Finally, the Show All menu option, which is located in the application menu, brings all running applications out of hiding.

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    Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks
    Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks
    ISBN: 0596009127
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2006
    Pages: 176

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