Is there a way, native or third party tool, to hide a specific window instead of all Application Windows, which is the current behavior of all macOS versions.

For example, when opening multiple Safari windows or Terminal windows, I just want to Command+H one of the windows, not all the application.

This is really helpful for multi-monitor setups.

  • How about Minimise instead? Cmd/M
    – Tetsujin
    Mar 16, 2020 at 19:29

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This may not be exactly what you are looking for but it is a start.

If you want to hide your current front most (active) window simply pressing ⌘ Command M will do that.

That is the keyboard equivalent of clicking the yellow "Minimize" window button.

If you then need to "un-minimize" a window that you recently minimized that will require a trip to the mouse and the right size of the dock...

  • I’m aware of this and how to unhindered using a shortcut, but hiding is so much faster than a minimize animation. Mar 17, 2020 at 20:09

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