In order to keep your screen uncluttered, you might want to consider hiding applications that you want to remain open but don’t necessarily want to have them cluttering up your screen while you’re working on something else. When an application is hidden, its menus, toolbars, windows and palettes all disappear from the screen.
6 Ways to Hide a Mac Application
- With the application in front, press the ⌘ + H keyboard combination.
- Option + Click (⌥ + Click) the application’s icon on the Dock.
- Click the application’s name on the menu and then click Hide [Application]. For instance, if I wanted to hide Byword, I would click Byword on the menu and then click *Hide Byword
- Right-click the application’s icon on the Dock and then choose Hide.
- While working in the application, Option + Click on any visible part of the Desktop or in the window of another open application.
- Press ⌘ + Tab to browse through open applications and when you come to the one you want to hide, press the H key.
To unhide an application, click its icon on the Dock.
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