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chrisford Aug 3, 2000 04:53 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!

Gregg Aug 3, 2000 08:45 AM
There's a little shareware enhancement called QuickHide that will do it for you. I think you can find it at

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

wlonh Aug 3, 2000 09:07 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 09:41 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!

wlonh Aug 3, 2000 10:06 AM
you're very welcome... and re: ApplWindows, please pay special attention to the HOTSPOT setting in this control panel, it is supreme!
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