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Hints on how to use you dock June 21, 2006

Posted by farshadf in G4 & G5 Macs, Intel Inside, Uncategorized.

Use the following key combinations on docked applications. (Note that click-and-hold will bring up a dock menu after a short delay, and Control-click or right-click on a two-button mouse will achieve the same effect but without the delay.)


Click on an application to bring that application to the foreground.


Click and hold on an application to pop up a Dock menu with a list of open windows for that application.

Some applications like Mail and System Preferences also have application specific menu items.

Alt-Click and hold to reveal menu items Hide Others and Force Quit.

Command-click to open a Finder window showing the location of the current application.

Extra switching power:

Alt-Click to hide the current application then switch. This trick is handy when you wish to switch between applications but keep the desktop exclusive to the foreground application.

Command-Alt-click to switch to an application and hide all others.



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