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Typically, an application will offer a way to both close the UI and quit the application. These are usually standardized to command ⌘+W to close the UI/window and command ⌘+Q to quit the application. Some applications will still quit entirely when you use command ⌘+W, such as Preview. You can usually rely on this shortcut to close the window without ...


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command ⌘+W will close the application's window, leaving the application running in the background. There are a few exceptions to this (iPhoto, etc) but the majority of applications will have this behavior.


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The Mac hardware stores the boot volume in NVRAM so you could power off the computer and then reset things by holding the Command Option P R keys down. Once you've heard two boot chimes you can release things and if the Mac OS X volume is viable it will boot first. If that doesn't work then it's likely that the OS X volume has issues and the system is ...


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You can use command ⌘+H to hide one entire application. Only the dock item will be visible. However, it's better to have an app, that uses a menubar item ("Menubar App") and allows you to completely hide the dock item while running.


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I could not find a way to do this using Preview. I tried to cheat by using the line drawing tool, and setting the color to a transparent yellow. Unfortunately, Preview doesn't seem to allow transparency with its shape tools. (To see what I mean, draw a line, then bring up the color picker window and move the Opacity slider around -- it's either all or ...


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You always have the option to hide the active program. When the application in question is active (in front of all others) there are 2 options: option ⌥+click on the Desktop command ⌘+h The first option always works or at least I can't think of any exceptions this minute. The second is supported by most applications. In either case: Your session will ...


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This might be considered pure opinion rather than fact, but I'd say just dedicate a spare HD to it & set up Time Machine. I use both Win & Mac here, Macs backed to Time Machine & Win to Acronis. Time Machine wins hands down. The Time Machine can be used to recover files when your OS X HD is crashed. Just put in a new drive, recover from Time ...


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You can delete iTunes on OS X, but it is not advised, because it is "integral to supporting other Apple features" like the Mac App Store. They are not the same app (that's why they have different names and different icons) but one is dependent on the other. For example on Windows, if you deleted Internet Explorer, other applications will stop working. They ...


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AppleScript So, as I wrote in the comments, you can do this with AppleScript. Here I show how to create a service that types your clipboard using 'keystrokes'. First create an automator 'Service' project and add a 'Run AppleScript' module. Enter the following script. on run {input, parameters} set clipboardText to (the clipboard as text) set ...


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Yes you can. The process is the same as pushing VPP apps to an iOS device. You can look at this KB article from Meraki to see how it would work.



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