I use Command+H to hide applications all the time. Sometimes I really want to undo that action, but pressing Command+H again will just hide the now active application.

Pressing Command+Shift+H doesn't do it either.

I don't know if there's a way to do this built into OSX, but if not I wouldn't be opposed to installing an application that would provide this functionality.

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Doing Command+Tab will let you go through all the running applications, even if it's hidden. More tricks are discussed at SuperUser.

  • Exactly what I wanted. I didn't even think of Command+Tab because I associate it with cycling through active applications. The hidden application is the most recently active, so it will be the first result. Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 16:29

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