Hiding Applications

In this lesson for macOS Mojave on the Mac, I look at how to hide your open applications as well as how to hide all your other open applications and keep your frontmost application visible.

Hiding Your Application
When you are working in an application, as an example, you are working on a Pages document, and you want to work in another application, you can hide your current application, in my example, you’d hide Pages. When you hide an application, it does not quit it or close the windows, it just hides all the open windows. To hide your application you are working in, just go to the application name in the Menu Bar, when you click on the application name, you will see Hide. Select this, and your application will be hidden.

Hiding other Applications
You can also hide all your other open applications to focus on your frontmost application. When you do this, the Mac will hide all the windows of your other application. It does not close them or quit out of the app, it just hides them so you can work in your frontmost application without any distractions.

See this Lesson Action
To see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

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