OS X :: Why App Windows Hide And Behave Bad On A Mac

Jun 10, 2009

After owning a Mac for over a year I still don't get why application windows behave a real pain. There must be an explanation.

For example in Microsoft Word, i have 10 documents open. Here are the types of problems I have:

1) I'm in a document, then use CMD+TAB to go to another application then I use CMD+TAB to come back to Word, and bingo, it's sat at a different document to what was on top before I did any CMD+TABing.

2) I want to bring a particular open document to the foreground, so just like on the PC, I go to Window and select the document title, but NOPE it does not come to foreground.

3) I search around moving document windows around to find open document I want in the foreground and click it expecting that to bring it into foreground, but NOPE that does not happen.

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MacBook Air :: Get TV To Behave Like A Monitor?

Mar 10, 2012

I have a MacBook Air 3.2 version. It does not have a thunderbolt display port, just the normal one. I connected the MBA to the computer via the HDMI slot.  

I want the TV to act as a monitor for my computer. In particular, I want it to play video files. That is the reason why I am trying to set up the TV as a display. To play movies so that the movie doesn't take up all the real estate on my computer screen and I can do other things and have other things on my computer screen.  

I am in Korea and am having trouble doing this. I connected the TV and the MBA with the cable. What is the next step. I went to System Prefs and clicked "Detect Display" and nothing happens. I have the display icon in the menu bar at the top of the screen.  

What should I do with the TV? I went into menu and chose connection icon and then HDMI. The screen is blank and says "No signal".   

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Late 2008 Rev C 120GB HDD

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Windows On Mac :: Hide Bookmark Icons In Firefox?

Dec 4, 2009

I'm trying to figure out how to hide the bookmark icons in Firefox in Windows so it just appears like bookmarks in OSX. I just want the icons to go away to save the space. Not sure if there is a preference or some other way.Here is a snapshot of Windows 7 with the icons present

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Mac Pro :: Dual 867 MDD Fan - Using Fans To Behave With The 20" As With The 17" ADC Display

Jan 21, 2010

Bought this system just over a year ago and have not had any issue's with it besides this little nit pick. While it's hooked up to a 17" ADC display that came with the system the fans rev up and down depending on the CPU load and are generally quite quiet. Unfortunately when I hook the system up to my 20" first revision DVI apple cinema display the fans are at 100% no matter whats going on. I would like the fans to behave with the 20" they way they do with the 17" ADC display, anyone know if this is possible?

Complete system spec's are in sig, I also have USB card in it and an SCSI card.

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OS X :: PPC Mac - Hide IP Address?

Sep 14, 2010

looking to hide my IP address - am PPC Mac - can I do this - is there software ( freeware ) for a PPC ?

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OS X :: How To Hide A Mailbox

Jan 14, 2011

I've got several input mailboxes in my Apple mail. I want to hide one of them, make it invisible so no one but me knows it's there and can use it.

I don't know how to go about this. Suggestions?

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OS X :: How To Hide All Extensions

Sep 30, 2007

I know I can go into each individual file and bring up the "get info" window, then click "hide extension" but I want to hide all extensions for all my files (including anything I download in the future). Is there a setting I can go into so that it will do this for me?

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OS X :: How To Hide My IP Address

Jan 25, 2008

can anyone tell me if there is a free program that would allow me to hide my IP address?

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OS X :: How To Hide Folders

Feb 22, 2009

I'm pretty anal about the cleanliness of my documents folder, so I cannot stand having a folder called Adobe or Microsoft User Data in my docs folder.

I want to be able to hide those folders without adding a . before them (because then the apps won't be able to find the folders). Is there any way to do this? I know you can also change the permissions, but again, then the apps cant use the folders.

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Software :: How To Hide IP

Jul 9, 2008

Is there a program I can use to make my IP address anonymous? I know there are some for Windows, but I haven't found any for Mac OS X yet.

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OS X :: Is It Possible To Hide Dock Completely

Dec 5, 2010

I wonder if it is possible to hide the Dock completely. If you go to Dock settings and hide it, it will appear when the cursor near its edge. What I want, is to hide it completely - dont want it to appear all of a sudden and interrupt me. I found the app Dock Gone, which hides the Dock and makes it accessible via a keyboard-shortcut. Thing is, it costs $14.95, and I just want the dock to disappear.

Is there a way to do this? A terminal command or something? I guess there must be - Dock Gone is doing it somehow.

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OS X :: Best Way To Hide Dock Icons?

Jan 14, 2011

I don't want some applications to show their dock icon when they're running. Preview is an example. I've used the freeware app "Configure Dock Application Tile", but it always gives me an error saying I don't have permission. Is there another app that can do this?

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OS X :: Any Way To Hide PC Network Shares?

May 16, 2008

So I see all these weird PCs in my Finder, and I wish to not see them at all. I only want to see the Macs. Is there a way to hide PC network shares?

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OS X :: Hide The Harddrive Icon?

Nov 16, 2008

can i hide the macintosh icon that's on the desktop? like to have a clean desktop with nothing showing.

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OS X :: How To Hide The Ext. HDD Icons In Desktop

Jan 20, 2009

How can I hide the ext. HDD icons in desktop?

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OS X :: Hide Mail.app At Boot?

Apr 18, 2009

I recently got MobileMe for the purpose of push email. However, it refuses to push my email to Mail.app if it is not either running and active or running and hidden (either way, the blue/white dot is under the icon).

So, for ease of use I figured that it must be started whenever I login. I added it to my Login Items under Account Preferences, and selected the "Hidden" checkbox because I don't want my inbox showing up whenever I login to my computer.

However, Mail.app still shows up whenever I sign on. I tried deselecting the checkbox and trying again, but the inbox would still come up.

Is there any way to prevent my Mail inbox from showing up whenever I login?

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OS X :: How To Hide Multiple Files

Aug 10, 2009

I have some files i need to hide, some are folders and some are files. Its not -- just some folders like recycler, sys volume info, number strings on my external usb drive which i dont want to look at.

How can i hide multiple files?

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OS X :: Protect / Hide Certain Folders?

Aug 11, 2009

Bit new to mac os x as i only picked up my first mac on saturday. Must say im extremely impressed with it so far.

1.) Can i stop spotlight searching certain folders?

2.) Can i password project certain folders or make them inaccessible to certain users? Im from a ux background so i presume i could just 700 the folder(s)?

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OS X :: How To Hide Macintosh HD Icon

Aug 26, 2009

I did this in the past, but it has reappeared since I just updated my Mac. How do you hide this on the Desktop?

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OS X :: Finding Hide Menu Bar

Sep 10, 2009

Anybody know if there is some way to hide the menubar?

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OS X :: How To Remove/Hide Title Bar?

Oct 10, 2009

Does anyone know how to hide/remove the title bar (I believe that's what it's called, in other words the small gray bar with the close/minimize/maximize buttons on the top of every window in os x) of a window in 10.5? I've searched the internet and forums for the past hour and no luck.

My main problem is that I can't get chromify to look nice, but now that I've started thinking about it I realized that I never use the title bar; I just use command-w.

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OS X :: Way To Hide Certain File Types?

Dec 21, 2009

As some/most photographers know, when editing a RAW image in Photoshop (probably other Adobe applications as well), Photoshop creates a .xmp sidecar file that contains the RAW converter settings and saves them in the original folder that the image exists in. In order to create a cleaner, easier to view finder window is it possible to hide certain file types in OSX? Such as hiding all files that have the extension .xmp?

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OS X :: How To Hide Desktop Icons

Jun 17, 2010

How do I hide desktop icons?

I was searching for ways, but it seems that was with older versions because I can't find a general button under preferences on my imac.

I found how to change the size of them and arrange them, but I can't find a way to hide them..

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OS X :: How To Hide Hidden Files

Aug 2, 2010

I was messing around in the Terminal and accessed root [sudo -s]

I assumed root access would end upon closing the terminal, but I guess not.

I can see all my hidden files (e.g., mach_kernal). How do I disable root and get back to not being able to see my hidden files?

I've learned my lesson - never mess around with things you don't understand.

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Software :: Hide Applications Bug (still There)?

Aug 25, 2007

I have this bug. It is extremely intermittent, and apparently most people never notice it.

User "moot" mentioned it 2 1/2 years ago: Hide applications bug

Basically, I tried to Hide (cmd-m) an app, and at doesn't hide. But when I click on the app to go back to it, then it hides. After that, I can't get it to unhide. It usually requires a force-quit, with loss of unsaved files.

Has anybdy seen this behavior? Any clue about cause, or cure?

The only commonality I see with moot's system, is that we both use DragThing 5...

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Apr 10, 2012

How can I hide my IP address?

iMac, Intel-driven, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Hide Dock

May 8, 2012

How do I hide the dock bar

MacBook Pro, Other OS, OS X Lion 10.7.3

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OS X :: Can Hide Specific Icons On The Desktop

Aug 27, 2010

I've got an external HD hooked up to my iMac and it has some software on there that brings up a CD icon on the desktop.

Is there a way to hide just that specific icon?

I know you can go to Finder and uncheck so that it doesn't show CD/DVD icons on the desktop...but that would mean anytime I pop in a CD it wouldn't show up and I don't want that, just want to hide the specific App icon.

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Applications :: How To Hide Files And Folders

Nov 5, 2010

How can I hide certain files and folders on my iMac? Prefably without using a 3rd party application?

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MacBook Pro :: How To Hide Photo Albums

Dec 21, 2010

Whats the easiest way to hide photo albums? Don't want my new girlfriend to see old pics of other girls in the past.

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