MacNN Forums (http://forums.macnn.com/)
-   Classic Macs and Mac OS (http://forums.macnn.com/classic-macs-and-mac-os/)
-   -   hiding _all_ applications from Finder? (http://forums.macnn.com/64/classic-macs-and-mac-os/47521/hiding-_all_-applications-from-finder/)

 
chrisford Aug 3, 2000 05:53 AM
hiding _all_ applications from Finder?
hello all -
in the (good) old days, holding down the alt key and selecting an app from the finder menu would hide _all_ other apps; so - if you have half a dozen apps running and wanted to rummage in the finder, you could hold alt, choose finder and _everything_ would disappear, giving you a clear desk to play with.

in os9, holding the alt key down only hides the app you were in - which is kind of annoying. anyone know how to get back to the pre-macos9 system?

thanks in advance!

chrisford
 
Gregg Aug 3, 2000 09:45 AM
There's a little shareware enhancement called QuickHide that will do it for you. I think you can find it at tucows.com

I know it works in System 8. Not sure about 9.

Gregg
 
wlonh Aug 3, 2000 10:07 AM
there's a freeware widget called ApplWindows that i swear by... though it is an oldie it works fine with MacOS 9.04 (and all previous MacOS versions)

[This message has been edited by wlonh (edited 08-03-2000).]
 
chrisford Aug 3, 2000 10:41 AM
wlonh and gregg -

wow! impressed - thank you both very much.

i'm going to try them both out this afternoon (cambridge, uk!) before i order me new dp g4 450...!

again - thanks - these boards are a great help!

chrisford
 
wlonh Aug 3, 2000 11:06 AM
you're very welcome... and re: ApplWindows, please pay special attention to the HOTSPOT setting in this control panel, it is supreme!
 
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:27 AM.

Copyright © 2005-2007 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.


Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2