I find it SO annoying when Command + h doesn't hide an application. Somehow Microsoft's developers seemed to find a way to break that functionality on most Office apps. Anyone know why this is? I've seen this behavior across many different versions, but currently I am on 10.9.3 on OS, and Office 2011.

To clarify, this is not every time, but about half the time that hide fails to hide an app.

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    The cmd-h works on my MBA 10.9.3, with MS office 2011 word app. So give us more information to help you.
    – Ruskes
    May 30, 2014 at 15:46
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    Same here, cmd-H works with my office apps (just tested with Excel, Outlook and Word). My Mac is 10.9.3 and the Office apps are 14.4.2
    – Mr Rabbit
    May 30, 2014 at 16:16
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    Third "same here." Do other windowing shortcuts work, such as "command +m?" Test this behavior in another user account as well. The guess account will suffice.
    – njboot
    May 30, 2014 at 16:26
  • It is intermittent, it works for me right now, but didn't an hour ago. I have seen this behavior since 10.6, maybe earlier. I don't know what causes it, but it's practically an every day occurrence, just not consistent. OS X and Office are the only constants I can think of, May 30, 2014 at 16:31
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    @GreggLeventhal Test the shortcuts in a separate user account. Yes.
    – njboot
    May 30, 2014 at 16:41


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